Polar Bear Facts
Humans are the polar bear's only predator. Man is moving in all across the Arctic, to mine oil and coal and there is less space for the polar bear to live. Oil spills can be very dangerous. A bear with oil on its coat cannot regulate its body temperature properly. If the bear eats the oil while grooming it could die.
This man made pollution is also another cause of death.The seal is the Polar bear's main food, but the seals also become poisoned by man as pollutants get more concentrated. At the end of the food chain when the polar bear eats the seal it could be lethal.
Baby polar bears often starve. In fact, 70 percent do not live to their third birthday. Sometimes food (predominately seals) are hard to find, especially in the summer when the ice has melted. The weak and helpless die.