This circulated coin has been cleaned, shows wear and tear and is pressed on a copper-plated zinc penny.
Explore a frozen wonderland of ice and arctic animals. Meet extraordinary beluga whales, powerful polar bears and colossal walruses. Make your way along Wild Arctic’s long ice wall and—if you dare—crawl through a polar bear den.
Not only are they the largest land carnivore, polar bears1 also happen to be the top predator in the Arctic. Their impressive size (up to 12 feet tall for males) running speed (20 miles per hour), and swimming ability combine to make them one of the fiercest predators around.
Polar bears aren’t truly white; their fur is actually translucent. This allows sunlight to soak through their fur and into their black skin helping them stay warm in chilly temperatures.
Highly dependent on seasonal sea ice for hunting and traveling, global climate change is severely impacting these extraordinary animals. Because of their unstable habitat and food supply, polar bears are considered threatened by the U.S. Endangered Species Act.