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Polly and Brigid had a long chat today.
Polly told Brigid all about Polar Bears
and why they are endangered.
Polly said: ‘Click on the top tab on this link from Kids National Geographic.com
where it says ‘Video and Sound’
to see some of my Polar Bear cousins’.
Polly said: ‘You can also learn about Polar Bears here:
Brigid was wondering where Polar Bears lived.
Polly explained Polar Bears are found in the wild
in Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland and Norway.
They are carnivores.
They don’t drink water.
They get the liquids they need from the food they eat.
Did you know Polar Bears are amazing long distance swimmers?
Polar bear feet act like snowshoes.
Brigid wanted to know why Polar Bears are endangered.
Polly explained that polar Bears are endangered because of global warming.
Polar bears can only survive in places where the oceans freeze.
This is because they hunt the seals that live on, or under the frozen ice.
Because of global warming the ice isn’t there long enough during the hunting season
for the polar bear to catch enough seals,to have enough food for the year.
They have to ‘fast’ for months.
‘That make me hungry,’ said Polly. ‘Let’s take a break. I’ll tell you more tomorrow’.
‘I know a lovely place in Greystones where you can get
delicious and nutritious locally produced food,’ said Brigid.
So off they went…