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Yes. Polar bears swim using their large front paws to propel themselves through the water and their back legs to steer.
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Do polar bears swim in deep water?

They can, but not for very long nor as well as seals, walruses or whales can.

What is a simile of how a polar bear swims?

"A polar bear can swim like a fish," or "A polar bear swims like a dog: it always uses the doggie paddle when in the water."

How long can polar bears swim?

Polar bears have been known to swim extremely long times and cover hundreds of miles. Recently a polar bear fitted with a tracking device managed to swim for over 9 days and c

Are polar bears good at swimming?

Yes. Like most bears, Polar bears are good at swiming. This helps them catch fish and also survive if the ice cracks and drifts away.

Do polar bears swim to get food?

Yes, polar bears are EXCELLENT swimmers. They can swim for Miles ata time. They travel to "better" locations to hunt for food. Whenthere is open water between them and their d

Do polar bears swim in salt or fresh water?

Scince the polar bears live in the arctic, the arctic ocean  surrounds the therefore they swim in salt water. Never eat a polar  bears liver or you will die because their li

What helps polar bears swim?

Strong legs and webbed feet, as well as a thick, dense coat which does not allow the cold Arctic water to penetrate to the skin.

Why do polar bears swim in freezing water?

Because polar bears are native to arctic regions, and the water is extremely cold there. Polar bears have a very thick layer of subcutaneous fat under their skin that can be