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Where does the polar bear find its shelter?

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September 15, 2011 10:56AM

The female Polar Bear when pregnant will enter a den to have cubs, and stay there until they are born.

On cold days they may dig a hole, curl up and even cover their nose with a paw. On warm days, they pant, may sleep anywhere in almost any position, and may be sprawled out with unfurred foot pads waving in the air, looking more like a jellyfish than the ultimate arctic carnivore. Also, in the dark winter, they may burrow into the snow to help keep warm. In the summer, they may burrow into the earth to get away from the sun and keep cool. Sometimes they'll hide from the wind behind an ice wall or something similar