Polar Bear Facts:
- Their reliance on Arctic sea ice makes them "marine mammals." This designation is usually used for animals like seals, porpoises, and whales.
- 60% of all polar bears live in Canada
- They are genetically close to grizzly bears, and due to climate change, interbreeding may become a reality. At least two "pizzlies" have been documented in Canada
- They are threatened by climate change, due to the shrinking of sea ice