Polar bears live near the North Pole, a frigid region covered by white ice and snow. The bears are protected by their thick, white fur. But what makes a polar bear’s fur white? In this episode of Earth Rangers, an expert on polar bears reveals that the hair of polar bears is actually translucent, with only small amounts of a white protein. Listen to a scientist explain what makes polar bears look white—and why their fur sometimes changes color.
Story Length: 3:34
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