At home in the ice-covered Arctic, Polar Bears are the world’s largest land carnivore. They feed mostly on seals, can swim up to 60 miles without a break and can sniff out prey up to 10 miles away.
It is not only marine animals that are strong swimmers, terrestrial animals can be good swimmers to. Being a strong swimmer is beneficial – it can be a form of travel, to get from one location to another, a method of cooling down in hot weather, or an escape from predators.
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The Porbeagle Shark is a cold water shark that resembles a smaller Great White. It can also be known as the “Mackerel Shark” due to it’s favourite prey choice, and can weigh as heavy as 600lbs!
The ringed seal is the smallest of all living seal species. It lives on the Arctic sea ice and ocean. Climate change is the most important threat to ringed seals but frequent hunting by native Arctic peoples, pollution and entanglement in fishing nets are additional causes of population decline.
This amazing animal is the largest of all crocodilians. They are great swimmers and can stay submerged for over an hour!
Amazing facts about snakes. Slithering around for hundreds of millions of years, snakes are so old that they existed when dinosaurs roamed the Earth!
These beautiful felines have not been seen in the wild for 25 years. They are known to be ‘functionally extinct’.
Sumatran Tigers are the smallest of all surviving tigers but will still sometimes dare to attack baby elephants at meal times.