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Why do polar bears have clear fur if dark colors absorb heat?

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A polar bear's skin is black and the fur is actually transparent. The fur lets light through to the skin where it can be absorbed. Besides, for a lot of the year there isn't enough sunlight to be of much use WRT to keeping warm. White is camouflage, and warm, and there's a layer of blubber below. That's a better way of keeping warm in polar regions.
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What color is polar bears fur?

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