Polar bears are the biggest bears in the world. The average male weighs close to a thousand pounds. That’s just an average, though– the largest one on record weighed over 2,000 pounds! These giant animals are the most carnivorous bears in the world– while black and brown bears rely on other food sources like fruit, polar bears eat meat almost exclusively. Their prey mostly consists of seals, and the bears catch seals when they’re out of the water, on ice drifts. But climate change is leading to less polar ice, which means fewer opportunities for polar bears to get their food. Polar bear populations are now decreasing, but people are working to help them. To find out what you can do, check out your local zoo’s website– most zoos have programs in place to help preserve wildlife like polar bears!Polar_Bear_-_Alaska.jpgPhoto by Alan Wilson