Polar Bear Big
The polar bear is the world's largest carnivore whose place is at the top of the arctic food chain. Adult males can weigh up to 1200 pounds, and the largest polar bear on record was an amazing 2,209 pounds (1001.986 kg).
His brain is big, too. The polar bear is a smart animal, considered as intelligent as an ape.
And he knows how to play. (how smart is that?!) Research scientist, Alison Ames has seen them stack heaps of plastic pipes, then knock them down in elaborate games.
...And then there are those amazing big paws! They act as snowshoes on the ice, and paddles and rudders in the water.
He's big on beauty, too. A distinctive silhouette, thick white fur, small fur-lined ears, dark brown eyes and black nose.
They have big, serious streetcred here on earth, with an origin that dates back to 4.5 million years ago.
If you would like to know more about this remarkable bear that, by the way, is the only bear that is a marine mammal, please visit Polar Bears International . PBI is the world's leading polar bear conservation group.
If you need more convincing how wonderful these bears are, watch these videos on the baby polar bear saved by the Toronto Zoo. Warning: prepare to seriously bond. http://www.torontozoo.com/polarbearcub/?pg=Video