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polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
Subject: polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
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Ursus maritimus - 1700-1880 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ22600085.jpg
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polar bear (Ursus maritimus)


Ursus maritimus
Date 1700-1880
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ursus_maritimus_-_1700-1880_-_Print_-_Iconographia_Zoologica_-_Special_Collections_University_of_Amsterdam_-_UBA01_IZ22600085.tif

The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) is a carnivorous bear whose native range lies largely within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It has evolved to occupy a narrower ecological niche, with many body characteristics adapted for cold temperatures, for moving across snow, ice and open water, and for hunting seals, which make up most of its diet.

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