Arctic animals are animals that have adapted to the extreme environmental conditions of the arctic biome located near the North Pole. Known for its cold, wind, snow, and ice, the Arctic Circle is further categorized into two distinct zones: the High Arctic Zone, closest to the North Pole with very little animal or plant life, and the Low Arctic Zone with slightly warmer temperatures that support the majority of arctic life. In response to the environment, many arctic animals have developed specific survival strategies that include growing thicker coats, camouflaging, hibernating, or migrating away.
Height (Shoulder): 5’1” | 155 cm
Length: 8’-10’ | 244-305 cm
Weight: 770-1430 lb | 350-650 kg
Lifespan: 25 years
Scientific Name: Ursus maritimus