Winter is coming!
And for many of us, it's already here. The polar bear has no need to bundle up because they live off of FAT reserves! ʕ•͡ᴥ•ʔ
- Polar bears hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea ice, often living off fat reserves when no sea ice is present. Because of their dependence on the sea ice, polar bears are classified as marine mammals.
- For thousands of years, the polar bear has been a key figure in the material, spiritual, and cultural life of circumpolar peoples, and polar bears remain important in their cultures.
- Historically, the polar bear has also been known as the "white bear". It is sometimes referred to as the 'nanook', based on the Inuit term nanuq.