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

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

  2. Carol Tidwell

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

  3. Matt Dunkin

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

  4. Vanessa Mouton

    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

    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

    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

    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. Michele Hurst

    I heard that because polar bears fur is transparent they difficult to pick up on radar.

  9. Ketsana

    Polar bears wag their heads from side to side when they want to play.

  10. Leah LaCrosse

    All polar bears are born in late December or early January. So, being a September baby, I won’t be sharing a birthday cake with them!

  11. Dinah G

    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.

  12. Monique Vukovich

    When Poar Bears get too warm they spread out on the ice to cool down!

  13. M. Balon

    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.

  14. Jennifer

    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.

  15. Karen

    Polar bears can swim up to 60 miles without stopping!

  16. Molly Hay

    The largest bears are male polar bears. They grow to 10 feet long and 1,100 pounds in weight.

  17. Amanda

    When polar bears go under water they close their nostrils so water doesn’t go up their nose.

  18. Tricia Vaal

    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!

  19. melissa

    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. :D

  20. ehindrichs

    Polar bear cubs do not see sunlight for 2 to 3 months after they are born.

  21. Bridget Woods

    Polar Bears have been documented to have mated with/and produced offspring with a grizzly bear….WOW!

  22. Susan Gauthier

    The oldest recorded polar bear was 41 years old.

  23. Sarah Thompson

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

  24. Grant Varner

    Most of the senses of a polar bear are similar to that of modern man.

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