Celebrate International Polar Bear Day with a free poster from the DEN!


We’re excited about celebrating International Polar Bear Day and hope that you are too!  SO… we thought we’d have a little fun with it.  We’ve got a stack of Polar Bear posters and we’d love to send one to your classroom or office.  In order to get one, all you need to do is share some polar bear info with the world!

There are three ways to participate:

  • Find an interesting video in Discovery Education.  Click on the Share This button and share it out via Twitter, Edmodo or your favorite social site.  
  • Leave a comment here with your favorite Polar Bear trivia.
  • Share a polar bear pic/quote/poster/image on Facebook and tag it with DiscoveryEd’s page.

Do any of those three things and then report it in through this form and we’ll send you a free Polar Bear poster!!

Have a wonderful International Polar Bear Day!



  1. Lisa Castellano said:

    Under their fur, polar bears have black skin—the better to soak in the sun’s warming rays.

  2. Carol Tidwell said:

    Polar bear females usually give birth to twins!!! As a human momma of twins, I understand their plight!!!

  3. Matt Dunkin said:

    Polar bears have been known to swim for up to 12.7 days and up to 426 miles.

  4. Vanessa Mouton said:

    Female polar bears usually give birth to twin cubs, which stay with her for more than two years until they can hunt and survive on their own.

  5. Jillian Gentry said:

    Sadly, pollution is one of the major causes of death for polar bears. Oil and coal residue can become so concentrated in seals that a polar bear’s meal can be lethal. Not fun trivia, but true.

  6. Rebekah Lang said:

    Yay for International Polar Bear Day- trivia: How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice. :)

    Not true trivia, but fun.

  7. Randy Rodgers said:

    Polar bears’ fur isn’t actually white–it’s clear! It’s also hollow, and it is a very efficient at trapping energy from the sun, is very oily, and sheds water easily.

  8. Dinah G said:

    A polar bear can smell a seal from 20 miles away. The seal is the main food source for polar bears, but in the event of a shortage, they will seek out rabbits and Arctic foxes instead.

  9. M. Balon said:

    With global weather pattern change, I may be playing golf with a polar bear soon! But I hope not. They may be large, but can they run just a fast as a horse over 100 metres.

  10. Jennifer said:

    A polar bear’s forepaws are partially webbed in order to help them to swim through frigid waters; sadly, because the ice caps are melting, a lot of polar bears are faced with greater swimming distances, which places them in rough, stormy waters with great miles to swim, and is especially hard on the cubs who aren’t fully developed yet. Polar bears are also classified as ‘marine mammals’ because they spend a great deal of time in the water. They learn techniques as cubs from their mother, particularly the ice breaking denting they do by leaping up and down and cracking the ice to break through and try to nab seals. Polar bears go hungry when seals are hard to find or become more scarce because polar bears require a very high “blubbery” diet in order to maintain their own layer of blubber beneath their fur and skin.

  11. Tricia Vaal said:

    The polar head is scientifically known as ursus maritimus. The Latin ‘ursus’ means bear, and maritimus refers to ‘of the water.’
    Until 2008 the polar bear wasn’t even listed as threatened! A lot has happened in 5 or so years!

  12. melissa said:

    polar bears are one of a few animals in the world that would actually seek out a human being as prey if given the chance. despite several cubs being hand-raised by humans, their wild streak eventually shows through….they have never successfully been tamed. 😀

  13. Sarah Thompson said:

    Nearly 60 per cent of the world’s polar bears live in Canada. The Canadian two-dollar coin or \toonie\ features a polar bear.