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Polar bears are a top carnivore of the arctic. The remains of their kills provide food for younger, less-experienced bears and for Arctic foxes. Polar bears are potentially dangerous to humans but contact between bears and unwary humans is rare.
Polar bear materials have historically been used by native people of the arctic for fur, meat, and medicines. Hunting by those groups is still allowed in the United States, Canada, and Greenland (Denmark).
Arctic coasts of North America (south to southern tip of Hudson Bay), Europe and Asia
Ice floes and barren rocky shores
Mainly seals but also stranded whales and other carrion, birds eggs and vegetation
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for polar bear.