Quick Facts about the Polar Bear

Here are some quick facts on the Polar Bear...

The top speed of a polar bear is 40kph.

The Polar Bear has 42 razor sharp teeth. With jagged back teeth and canines larger than grizzly teeth, they pack quite the bite

12 inch wide paws-- a natural snowshoe that helps them trek across treacherous ice and deep snow

A Polar Bear has 3 eyelids - the third helps protect the bear's eyes from the elements

A Polar Bear has 4 inches of fat under its skin

Their skin is black

A Polar Bear has a blue tongue

The polar bear tends to swallow food in large chunks rather than chewing.

The average polar bear can consume 4.4 pounds of fat per day.

The bear's stomach can hold an astonishing 10-20% of its body weight.

The polar bear's digestive system is very efficient, absorbing approximately 84% of the protein and 97%of the fat it consumes.

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Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: www.kevinpepperphotography.com