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Polar bears are one of the most iconic and well-loved species in the world. Despite this, these majestic and awe-inspiring bears are under serious threat from climate change, which has left their sea ice habitat dwindling. Since 1972 WWF has worked hard to fight the challenges that polar bears are facing and secure them a safer future. To celebrate these amazing animals, here are 11 facts you probably didn’t know about polar bears.


Netflix's ground-breaking documentary series Our Planet, produced in collaboration with WWF, shows the wonders of our natural world, and how we’re changing it like never before.

Our frozen worlds of ice and snow are vital to maintaining Earth’s equilibrium by reflecting sunlight back into space. But with climate change, our ice, snow and permafrost is melting.

Sir David Attenborough explains how one solution is a switch to renewable energy, which could save our frozen wonders and give us cleaner air. Together, we can stop climate change.

Learn more about the Our Planet Series

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