Facts About Polar Bears

• Current worldwide population of polar bears: 22,000-27,000 • Average distance a single polar bear travels in one year: 5,500 miles • Distance polar bears can swim without rest: At least 47 miles • Age of the oldest known wild polar bear: 32 years • Age of the oldest known captive polar bear: 41 years • Heaviest polar bear ever recorded: 2,210 pounds • Number of months pregnant polar bears hibernate: Up to 7 • Number of months non-pregnant polar bears hibernate: 0 • Thickness of a polar bear's layer of blubber: Up to 4½ inches • Amount of seal blubber a polar bear can consume in one sitting: Over 100 pounds