Baby Polar Bears

Baby Polar Bears

Baby polar bears are born blind and covered with a light brown fur. As they get older they gain their sight and head out into the Arctic wilderness


On average a female polar bear has two polar bear cubs at a time. Polar bear cubs are usually born between the months of November and February. The polar bear family does not venture out straight away but usually remains in the den until mid February. During this time the polar bear mother maintains her fast while feeding her cubs her milk.


When the polar bears leave the den they usually weigh around 10 to 15 kilograms. Gaining 9 to 14 kilograms of weight after their birth. The polar bear family stays in the area around the den for around twelve too fifteen days. The mother grazes on vegetation while the polar bear cubs become used too walking and playing.


After this time the polar bears begin their walk from the denning area too the areas of sea ice which the female polar bear uses to catch food. At this point it is possible that the mother polar bear has been fasting for eight months and so she is very hungry.


Polar bear mothers are known to be very affectionate towards their young and fight to defend them. Sometimes a female polar bear will even adopt another polar bear cub if they find it alone in the wilds of the Arctic.


Polar bear cubs usually stay with their mothers for a period of two and a half years. After this time their mother usually chases them away or abandoning them. After this time the polar bear cubs enter into adult life.


However after the mother leaves the polar bear cubs usually stay together for weeks or sometimes months. During this time they hunt and share food together.

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