Polar Bears At Ouwehand Park, Netherlands
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- Location: Ouwehands Zoo, Rhenen, Netherlands
- Source: www.ouwenhans zoo.comZoo
Live webcam showing Polar bears at the Ouwehand Zoo in the Netherlands.
Polar bears live in the Northern Hemisphere and are found in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Norway and Russia. Male polar bears may weigh up to 1,500 pounds and the females are smaller at around 600 pounds.
Polar bears are thought to have evolved from brown bears close to 110,000 years ago. They have special adaptations for living in an icy environment, including, a dense fur coat and up to 6 inches of isulating fat covering their body and rough papillae on foot their foot pads for extra traction.