POLAR BEAR FACTS

The Latin name for polar bears, Ursus maritimus, means ‘sea bear’, reflecting the fact that the species spends much of its life in or around water.

Location: Greenland, Svalbard (Norway), northern Canada, Alaska (US) and Russia
Habitat: Arctic sea ice
Wild population: approximately 20,000-25,000

Are you ready to say goodbye to the polar bear?