Polar bear facts, pictures, video and in-depth information. The polar bear is the largest and most carnivorous of all bears. This distinctive all-white bear inhabits the Arctic sea ice, where it preys primarily on seals.
Despite its size and power, the polar bear is rated ‘Vulnerable’. This is largely due to a reduction in the area covered by the Arctic sea ice. Polar bears rely on the sea ice for hunting. When it melts they are unable to eat.
On this page you’ll become a polar bear expert as you explore the species’ amazing adaptations, behavior and life cycle.