Wednesday, January 18, 2006


I found this information on www.polarbearsinternational.org/bear-facts/
Emma


" Polar bears are a potentially threatened (not endangered) species living in the circumpolar north. They are animals which know no boundaries. They pad across the ice from Russia to Alaska, from Canada to Greenland and onto Norway's Svalbard archipelago. No adequate census exists on which to base a worldwide population estimate, but biologists use a working figure of perhaps 22,000 to 25,000 bears with about sixty percent of those living in Canada."
The polar bear has two layers of fur, a soft under coat and an outer coat of guard hair.the guard hairs are hollow and help the polar bear float!
We found it on this site:


http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/polar.htm

Brandon and Jesse

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Polar bears have two layers of fur because it
helps protect them from the cold Arctic weather.
A thick undercoat keeps them warm.
A smooth outer coat keeps water and snow from sticking to
their fur.
From,
Jesse and Bailey.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Giant Pandas: Here is a link that we found before Christmas of a panda bear that was born in August of 2005. It has a live webcam of the baby panda Tai Shan and her mother.

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/GiantPandas/default.cfm