Polar Bear In this section African Lion Blue Whale Giant Panda Mediterranean Monk Seal Mountain Gorilla Orange-Bellied Parrot Polar Bear Protected World Terms & Conditions Tiger HABITAT: ARCTIC On average polar bears live to be about 25 years old. Although they appear white or yellow in colour, their fur is actually clear and hollow, and their skin is black. Polar bears’ paws are especially adapted for walking on the ice and swimming in the sea. Polar bears do not hibernate like other bears, but females do enter into a dormant state while pregnant. Click here to download your colouring sheet.