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Bear Hug (Polar Bear Mother and Cub)
Subject: Bear Hug (Polar Bear Mother and Cub)
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Bear Hug (Polar Bear Mother and Cub)


Downloaded from a newsgroup today. The source is Daily Photos CD2.
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The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a bear native to the Arctic. Polar bears and Kodiak bears are the world's largest land carnivores, with most adult males weighing 300-600 kg (660-1320 lb); adult females are about half the size of males. Its fur is hollow and translucent, but usually appears as white or cream colored, thus providing the animal with effective camouflage. Its skin is actually black in color. Its thick blubber and fur insulate it against the cold. The bear has a short tail and small ears that help reduce heat loss, as well as a relatively small head and long, tapered body to streamline it for swimming.

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