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Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) female and youngs walking in water, Barter Island, North of the Arctic Circle, Alaska.

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Each year, between 50 and 100 polar bears gather around the village of Kaktovic to feed on the carcasses of whales fished by the native (Inuit). The bears await the formation of the pack ice to go up to the great North where they will feed mainly on seals.

Keywords

Wild animal / Mammal / Carnivoran / Bear / Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Vulnerable (IUCN) VU

World sea and ocean / Arctic Ocean / Beaufort Sea

Matter (substance) / Water (matter) / Water surface

America / North America / United States of America / Western United States / Pacific States / Alaska / Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

October

Individual / Female / She-bear

Individual / Stage of development / Young / Bear cub

Species / Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) / CITES Appendix 2

Area / Strand / Sand shore

Enumeration / Family / Litter (offspring)

America / North America / United States of America / North American protected areas (United States)

Atmosphere / Seasons / Temperate season / Autumn

Shot / Three quarter shot

Organism / Morphology / Physical morphology / Wet

Area / Marine area / Sea / Cold sea

America / North America / United States of America / Western United States / Pacific States / Alaska

Arctic

Species / Diet pattern / Carnivore (diet)

Shot / Overview

Motion / Locomotion / Gait / Walk

Species / Relation between species / Predation / Predator

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Vertebrata / Mammalia / Carnivora / Ursidae / Ursus

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