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Animal of the Month: Interactive guide to polar bear anatomy

From white fur to large paws, we all know what the largest bear species in the world looks like, but how much do you actually know about the anatomy of polar bears?

So far this month, we have explored how climate change affects our Animal of the Month. Now, we would like to take some time to appreciate the anatomy of the polar bear, particularly the ways in which the bear has adapted to its environment and lifestyle. Hover over the magnifying glasses in the picture below to learn more about this beast of the Arctic.

Background image credit: Polar Bears on Thin Ice by Christopher Michel. CC BY 2.0 via Flickr.

Featured image credit: Hey, I can see myself! by Smudge 9000. CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr.

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