I am the biggest of all bears! With the elephant seal I am one of the biggest carnivore on the planet. My white fur camouflages me on the ice sheets where I live.
When I hunt my favorite prey, the seal, I even hide my black nose with my front paws to make me harder to detect! I can be found around the North Pole in what is called the Arctic Circle.
My latin name (Ursus Maritimus) means “sea bear” because I am an incredible swimmer. I can swim kilometres to reach a drifting ice floe.
The biggest threat for me is climate change, with rising temperature melting ice sheets and destroying my habitat.
MY SCIENTIFIC NAME
WHERE DO I LIVE?
The coastlines of continents and islands
200 - 600 kg
MY LIFE SPAN
20 to 25 years
1-2 babies par litter
WHAT DO I EAT?
MY CONSERVATION STATUS
Coq en Pâte is a French clothing and accessories brand for babies and kids which places ethics in the heart of all creative processes. Coq en Pâte is a great concept store to find eco-friendly and original gift ideas!
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Coq en Pâte finances programs aimed at educating and engaging children in wildlife conservation.
Our textile pieces are made of organic cotton in India in workshops whose manufacturing processes are certified, the stationery and outdoor games are made in France, in Brittany itself, from eco-materials or recycled materials.