Polar Bears and Antartica
In order for me to do a science project at school, I
need an answer to this question:
Is there any reason why polar bears could not survive if they
were introduced to Antarctica?
They most likely would not be able to find the right kind of food.
Interesting question...difficult to say for sure but my estimate is no
because of the substantial differences in the weather, landscape and food
chain. Although the polar bear is a true carnivore it eats considerable
amount of sea weed for minerals. The north polar region is as you know far
less harsh and more populated in its associated land with life. The ice
flow is considerably different with water breaks even at the north pole
itself. We could ask them if they would enjoy penguin eggs for breakfast
and maybe they would make a go for it.
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Update: June 2012