When the weather gets cold and snowy my daughter always gets out some of her favorite books about Polar Bear's at bedtime. She has a favorite called <em class=short_underline> Polar Babies </em> (affiliate) and reading it always gets us in the mood for a fun <em class=short_underline> Polar Bear craft </em>. These cute <b> Polar Bear Finger Puppets </b> are not only a great <b> winter kids craft </b> but they are perfect combined with a favorite children's book abou...
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Females den by digging into deep snow drifts, which provide protection and insulation from the Arctic elements. They give birth in winter, usually to twins. Young cubs live with their mothers for some 28 months to learn the survival skills of the far north. Females aggressively protect their young, but receive no help from their solitary male mates. In fact, male polar bears may even kill young of their species.
"Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) mother with cub on snow" - photo by Keren Su / Getty Images; "Pregnant female polar bears dig a snow den, give birth, and emerge three months later. During this time, they live off their fat reserves." Polar bears are not true hibernators that experience a marked drop in heart rate and body temperature. "Adult males and non-pregnant females don't den up at all." - from Polar Bears International