For thousands of years, the polar bear has been a key figure in the material, spiritual, and cultural life of Arctic peoples. Most people are aware of the international concern for the future of the species, but here are some other facts you may not have known about polar bears:
- In their first year of life, polar bear cubs are called “coys.” During the period after they leave their mothers but before mating, they are referred to as “subadults.”
- Grolar bears are bears that are half polar bear, half grizzly bear.
- The word “Arctic” came from the Greek word for “bear.”
- Typically, females have only two cubs. Sometimes they have more than two…but it’s not common and usually depends on the mother’s health.
- Polar bears and Kodiak bears are the world’s largest terrestrial carnivores.
“Arctic Solitude – Study” This original painting by artist Terry Isaac will be featured during The 2012 Isaac Art Show at Picture This Framing and Gallery in Sherwood Park, AB. map
The show opens this Thursday January 12th at 5 pm with Terry Isaac in attendance and runs until Saturday Jan 14th.
This show is an exclusive preview of latest works by artist Terry Isaac