These Svalbardian Polar Bears Are Guaranteed to Put a Smile on Your Face!

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The archipelago of Svalbard is a cold, windy, pristine group of islands situated just north of continental Norway, halfway to the north pole. This area, which is all-but-untouched by humankind, is the ideal environment for arctic-loving polar bears.

Fun facts about the polar bear: Polar bears are the largest land predators in the world — only rivaled by the Alaskan Kodiak bear. Polar bears can weigh up to 1,000 pounds and can stand at 4.5 feet (at the shoulder), making this bear pretty darn big! They are also the most carnivorous of bears — eating primarily ringed seals and bearded seals. To survive the harsh temperatures in the Arctic, they rely on a high fat diet. They also have fur on the underside of their paws! This helps keep them nice and warm when swimming in the frigid waters and tracking through the heavy snow.

In this video, shot by cleverly camouflaged cameras, you’ll get to see how these curious creatures react to unfamiliar technology — watch the video!

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