Sunday, February 25, 2007

Size and weight

Polar bears rank with the Kodiak bear as among the largest living land carnivores, and male polar bears may weigh twice as much as a Siberian tiger. Most adult males weigh 300-600 kg (660-1320 lbs) and measure 2.4-3.0 m (7.9-10.0 ft) in length. When standing upright, an adult male can stand up to 3.35m (11.5 feet). Adult females are roughly half the size of males and normally weigh 150-300 kg (330-660 lbs), measuring 1.9-2.1 m (6.25-7 ft). At birth, cubs weigh only 600-700g or about a pound and a half.

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