A large white arctic bear that lives mainly on the pack ice. It is a powerful swimmer and feeds chiefly on seals.
- Thalarctos maritimus, family Ursidae
More example sentences
- If you doubt that, consider which bear will live more effectively if transported to the tropics - a polar bear or a black bear.
- A hundred other wildlife species, from polar bears to Arctic foxes, also rely on this unique wild jewel.
- Multiple bear species, including polar bears and grizzlies, have been crossbred in zoos.
Definition of polar bear in:
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