How deep can polar bears swim?

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Do polar bears swim?

Answer . Yes. Polar bears swim using their large front paws to propel themselves through the water and their back legs to steer..

How far can a polar bear swim?

While in the water they paddle with their front feet, and use thehind feet as rudders. They can swim at a speeds of 4-6 mph andpaddle non-stop for 100 miles. Have been seen sw

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

Why does a polar bear need to swim?

The water is part of their hunting environment as well as actually catching some of their food in the water they have to cross over stretches of water to go where they need to

How well can polar bears swim?

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) swims very well, as they spend most of their life in or near the frigid waters of the Arctic region. See link:

Can polar bears swim well?

Yes, they are adequate swimmers, but unlike true marine life, they will tire after a long time (i.e., after over an hour of nothing but swimming out in the ocean) and eventual

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.