Does the polar bear live in the Arctic or Antarctic region?
Polar bears are found in the Arctic region.
Polar bears live in the Arctic region
The north polar regions are called the Arctic, a word that supposedly descends from a Greek word for "bear;" the extreme north was the region of the North Star, and the constellations of and near the North Star are the Great Bear and the Little Bear. The south polar regions are "anti-arctic," that is, as far away from the arctic as you can get. Therefore, Antarctic. Antarctica means Land of the Antarctic.
Antarctic comes via Latin from the Greek Antarktikos. Antarctica is at the opposite end of the earth from the Arctic, so, it is the Antipode of the Arctic - ANT-ARCTIC. The word Antarctica is based in the Greek word for bear: Arctos. Arctos is the name of a constellation visible from the northern hemisphere. The northern polar region is named Arctic, after Arctos. In advance of understanding the mysteries of the opposite polar region, they…