What Do Polar Bears Eat?

Polar Bears are Carnivores

This means they are meat eaters.

About their Diet:

Polar bears need to eat massive amounts to satisfy their enormous size. They have a high fat diet and rely on their prey as a source of water since most of the available water is frozen from the Arctic’s cold temperatures.

When food sources are limited, polar bears will turn to any animal they can get, including rodents, reindeer, or seabirds.

Polar Bear Food:

  • Seals
  • Walruses
  • Whales
  • Plants
  • Vegetation
  • Narwhales

Do Polar Bears Eat Fish?

Interestingly enough, polar bears do not catch and eat fish, as most Arctic fish swim at very deep depths and polar bears are not divers.

Do polar bears eat reindeer?

Polar bears feed mostly on seals (ringed and bearded), however, when seals are unavailable, they will eat almost any animal, including reindeer. 

Ringed seals!


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