Polar Bear underwater at the San Diego Zoo

POLAR BEARS AT SAN DIEGO ZOO

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  • Location: San Diego Zoo, California, USA
  • Source: www.sandiegozoo.org
  • Info: Live streaming webcam of polar bears in the tundra habitat exhibit at the San Diego Zoo's Conrad Prebys Polar Bear Plunge exhibit.

    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 insulating fat covering their body and rough papillae on their foot pads for extra traction on snow and ice.