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Name:  Kathryn
Status:  student
Age:  13
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Date: 2000-2001

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.

J. Elliott

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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