Polar Bear (14800)
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Polar bears are the largest predatory animals on Earth. Their thick, snow-white fur and a thick layer of fat protect them from the cold.
The polar bear’s habitat is the Arctic. In winter, the temperature there can drop to -50° Celsius. Although its fur coat appears white, its hair is transparent and hollow on the inside. The air inside these hairs is warmed by the sun, so that polar bears do not freeze even at icy temperatures. Weighing more than 500 kilos with a length of almost 3 meters, this bear is double the size of a Siberian tiger. Polar bears have a thick layer of fat in order to be able to defy the extreme Arctic cold. They also have an undercoat and a layer of transparent protective hair. As a result they can swim and hunt in very low temperatures. Polar bears are very good swimmers and have even been seen 300 kilometers from the coast. When searching for food the polar bear has the benefit of a highly sensitive sense of smell. They can perceive a smell that is one and a half kilometers away or buried one metre under the snow! Their hearing and sight are comparable to that of a human. Polar bears are loners, but they have no fixed territory and enjoy playing with each other. The mating season is in May and during gestation the female polar bear almost triples her weight.
Schleich® products are carefully designed to inspire safe and creative pretend play for children as both a single toy or part of a larger collection.
- Great for gifting, this figurine can stand alone or fit into a larger, modular play world.
- As an 85-year-old German toy company, Schleich® is committed to manufacturing realistic toys with the highest standard of quality and safety for years of durable play and collectability. All products and the materials used meet or exceed the strictest applicable national and international toy safety requirements.