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Where are polar bears found?


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Polar bears are found In the Arctic from Alaska throughout northern Canada, and as far east as the Hudson Bay.
Polar bears are found in many places in zoos, but naturally, they are only found in the arctic circle.

Because of the fact that penguins are only found in the southern hemisphere, this is the reason that a penguin is not prey for and type of polar bear.
Polar Bears are "located" and evolve to utilize the Arctic sea ice niche and are distributed throughout most ice-covered seas of the Northern Hemisphere, which include areas of the United States, Canada, Greenland, Norway, and Russia. They are generally limited to areas where the sea is ice-covered for much of the year. They are not evenly distributed throughout this Arctic habitat, nor do they comprise a single nomadic population, but rather occur in 19 relatively discrete populations. Scientists have described the boundaries of these populations based on behavioral and ecological factors and after decades of intensive scientific studies and information from Native communities. These populations often cross international boundaries; the United States, for example, shares polar populations with both Russia and Canada.

Polar bears are most abundant near the shore in shallow-water areas, and in other areas where currents and ocean upwelling increase marine productivity and serve to keep the ice cover from becoming too solidified in winter. Over most of their range, polar bears remain on the sea ice year-round or spend at most only short periods on land. They occur throughout the East Siberian, Laptev, and Kara Seas of Russia, Fram Strait and Greenland Sea, Barents Sea of northern Europe, Baffin Bay between Canada and Greenland, through most of the Canadian Arctic archipelago, and in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas located to the west and north of Alaska.

The Polar Ice Caps
They are from the north like northern Canada
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To view a range map of the polar bear, click on this link.