Polar Bear

No. 273329

by Safari Ltd

Native to the Arctic Circle, polar bears are both the largest species of bear and the largest land carnivore on planet Earth. Polar bear’s scientific name actually means “maritime bear,” since they spend most of their time hunting on sea ice.

  • Scientific Name: Ursus Maritimus
  • Characteristics: Although the bear family is thought to have originated nearly 40 million year ago, the oldest polar bear fossil is only about 100,000 years old. Individually hand painted and crafted with true-to-life detail, this model makes an excellent gift, toy for play, or teaching aid!
  • Size and Color: Polar bears are entirely white, which allows them to effectively blend into their environment. Standing 2.25 inches tall and 4.75 inches long, this model is a bit longer than a deck of cards stood on its side.
  • The Polar Bear is part of the Wild Safari® Sea Life collection.

  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • Product Description


    Like many Arctic and Antarctic species, polar bears are threatened, and are classified as vulnerable by the IUCN. Since polar bears rely on sea ice to hunt and ultimately build up their fat reserves for the challenging winter months, the fact that its melting due to global warming greatly diminishes their chances of survival. Likewise, polar bears are also threatened by pollutants, such as pesticides, which manage to make their way into the food chain.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 12.5 L x 4.09 W x 6 H
    • Size in in: 4.92 L x 1.61 W x 2.36 H
    Present Status Polar bears are listed as vulnerable due to their decreasing numbers. The main threats they face include changes in sea ice due to climate change, which is predicted to have a stronger impact over the next 100 years, exposure to pollutants, and limited access to prey, especially during summer. Conservation efforts are closely connected to efforts to effectively deal with the climate change that is affecting the Arctic region.