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, Eastern Ontario

Polar Bear Paw

The underside of a Polar Bear paw

View of a polar bear paw. See how big it appears. It can measure over 30 cm. Notice the big toes beneath the abundant fur, but no trace of claws. The grizzly bear and the polar bear have about the same size of paw. The difference lies in the amount of fur beneath the paw and the length of their claws.

Andrew Derocher, Canadian Wildlife Service.

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Learning Object Collection: Climate Change and the Arctic
Learning Object: Arctic Adaptations
Institution: Canadian Museum of Nature