Majestic and fearsome, the polar bear (also called white bear) is one of the largest terrestrial carnivores. This large mammal of the ursidae family is a solitary. It lives in arctic regions and can weigh up to 1 ton. Its thick white fur protects it from the cold that reigns over the ice and allows it to blend in with the decor. To combat these extreme temperatures, the polar bear can also count on its thick layer of fat. Swimming in icy water doesn't scare him! It hunts both on land and in water and feeds mainly on seals and fish. Did you know that the polar bear is able to slow down its metabolism to save energy?