What would you like to do?

How far can polar bears swim?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

Polar bears are efficient swimmers, for such large animals. While in the water they paddle with their front feet, and use the hind feet as rudders. They can swim at a speeds of 4-6 mph and paddle non-stop for 100 miles. Have been seen swimming several hundred miles from the nearest ice or land. While swimming, they keep their eyes open, their nostrils shut and their ears flattened to their heads. Polar bears can stay under up to 2 minutes. They are also capable of leaping out of the water 7'-8' feet from a swimming start. They have been seen catching seals that way.
Thanks for the feedback!

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.   http://www.endangeredpolarbe

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

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.

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.