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Every year World Polar Bears’ Day is celebrated on February 27 to create awareness for polar bears that are endangered due to global warming and climate change.
Struggling for the future of earth and polar bears with a campaign called “Protect North Pole”, Greenpeace considers this day an opportunity to take action to save polar bears.
Greenpeace North Pole Campaign Official Ian Duff shared a text today that explains 10 not largely known facts about polar beers.
Polar bears are not actually white
That is correct. Skin of polar bears is black (look at their noses) and their hairs don’t have color pigments, so they are transparent. These hairs reflecting light look white.
They can bite harder than sharks.
They can run at 40 km per hour, which is as fast as a racing horse.
They cannot be seen with night-vision goggles because of their fat deposit and famous fur.
They have three eyelids. The third eyelid decreases the amount of UV reaching their eyes, thus it protects them from snow blindness.
They don’t drink water because they don’t have to. They can get the H20 they need by chemical reactions occurring during fat consumption.
They don’t get wet. They have two-layer fur. The outer fur protects the inner fur from being wet.
Their tongue is blue.
A record holder polar bear swam for 687 kilometers for nine days.
That amounts to 232 hours of swimming non-stop. (TP/TK)
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