filed in Animals Eating Habits on Jun.16, 2010
Polar beers are largest land predators and their diet or eating is very important in the sense that they consume their large amount of diet. Here we will discuss eating behavior and habits of polar beers.
- Mainly polar bears feed ringed and bearded seals. They also eat hooded seals and harp but it depends on their location.
- Beluga whales, walruses, narwhals, and bowhead whales are also included in diet of polar bears many times.
- Polar bears eat mammals, vegetables and eggs etc.
- If we talk about eating habits or behavior of polar bears, they often share their food with their fellows.
- They also prey seafood and like to eat when other things are not available.
- Stomach of polar bear can take 15% to 20% of its body.
- Polar bears need to have 2kg fat per day to survive.
- When polar bears prey seals in the water, they eat it from head and neck in order to drag it to their location from water.
- Polar bears prey and eat skin and blubbers first and then come to meat.
- Polar bears wash prey with water or rubbing it on snow.
- Another important thing regarding polar bears is that they don’t eat entire prey but leave it for gulls, arctic foxes and other bears.
Polar bears have great sense of smelling prey when they come out of holes in the ice to breath. They wait for prey for hours and even days. They cannot survive for long time when they are hungry. Wild life experts claim that main cause of polar bear death is hunger. Male polar bears don’t prey small lair seals but they wait for something else to prey.