The polar bear is synonymous with the Arctic Circle and has long been one of the most popular animals around the world. As a sister species of the brown bear, it shares similar characteristics with them, but it has adapted to the cold temperatures and has developed skills for moving across ice, snow and water. Their fur is actually not white, it is transparent and their skin is black underneath! Polar bears have also developed skills to hunt for seals which form the majority of their diet. It's amazing to know that these stark, white bears are related to the brown bear, you would think they were polar opposites!
The polar bear is classified as a marine animal but it is also the only living "marine-mammal" with powerful limbs that allow them to cover large expanses on land. They're also not a territorial animal unlike grizzly bears, they have been stereotyped as aggressive but in actuality they are not adept to confrontation and instead of fighting they will leave the scene. Often adult polar bears are seen alone, but they can be very playful with each other and have even been seen developing friendships. Sometimes they sleep in an embrace on occasion, now that's friendship!