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1. The Polar Bear is the largest land carnivore on the planet. Although the Kodiak brown bear is sometimes just as big, the Polar Bear on average reaches larger sizes. The largest Polar Bear we know of weighed over 1000 kilograms.
2. Polar Bears are the top of the Arctic food chain and don’t have any natural predators. Its main threat is from the melting icecaps due to global warming and human poaching.
3. The Polar Bear is an excellent swimmer. The blubber that covers the bear is about 10cm thick and helps them float as well as keeping them warm. Its paws are very large, up to 30 cm in diameter, and very strong, enabling them to swim large distances. Distances of more than 100 km are not unusual. It can also dive about 6 meters and hold its breath for 2 minutes. A bear swims faster (10kph) than it walks (9kph).
This creature is named after the 22 tentacles located around the nose, they are really sensitive. The star-nosed mole can smell and locate food just as fast underwater as it can underground. Underwater it blows bubbles from its nostrils and then breathes them back in again. It is officially the fastest eating mammal alive.
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Dolphins are highly curious, intelligent and playful creatures and here you can see an example of that. They blow the bubbles using air-sacs located just beneath the blow hole which they can control very effectively.