Sunday, 1 May 2011


Have you ever thought how polar bears can survive in the icy cold Arctic? Well dear students, here are some interesting facts about polar bears:

  • Paw pads with rough surfaces help prevent polar bears from slipping up on the ice.
  • Polar bears swim using their large front paws to propel themselves through the water and their back legs to steer.
  • The scientific name for polar bear is Ursus Maritimus which means 'sea bear'.
  • Adult males generally weigh between 363 and 771 kilograms. Adult female generally weigh between 227 and 272 kilograms.
  • Polar bears are the largest predators on land and they are the largest of all bears.
  • Polar bear have known to swim 100 miles at a stretch.
                                            Facts by Jennifer Kirkpatrick (1996-2011), National Geographic Kids.

Polar bears use their front paws to propel and back legs to steer.


While reading the facts above, have you came across any difficult words about polar bears? What are the meanings of these words?

  1. surfaces - the outer part of an object
  2. propel - cause to move forward with force
  3. steer - to direct the course of
  4. predators - an organism that lives by preying on other organisms
                                                                                        Definition from

Now, let's test your knowledge on polar bears with a simple reading comprehension exercise. Have fun!

The Polar Bear.


Anisette said...

thank you.. the information is very helpful. (and the blog is cute, it attracts me to read peacefully). i will certainly share this blog with my friends!