International Polar Bear Day – 2021

International Polar Bear Day is celebrated every year on February 27 to bring attention to the conservation status of the polar bear and to appreciate this large and cute animal.

International Polar Bear Day 2021

Some quick facts about the Polar Bear-

  • Adult male polar bears can weigh up to 1500 lbs (680 kg)
  • Polar bears main food source is ringed and bearded seals, but also eat birds, rodents and fish
  • Polar bears can swim nonstop for days and cover over 100 miles (161 km)
  • Newborn polar bear cubs weigh about 2 lbs (0.9 kg) and are often a litter of 2
  • Polar bears are considered a vulnerable species with about 25000 left in the wild

National Hippo Day – 2021

National Hippo Day is celebrated February 15 of each year. This special day was set aside to raise awareness of the hippopotamus and their status as a vulnerable species.

National Hippo Day 2021

Some fun facts about the Hippopotamus-

  • Hippos are the third largest land mammals
  • Adult male hippos can weigh up to 4000 lbs (1814 kg)
  • Hippos eat grasses and fruit
  • Hippos can ran at speeds up to 20 mph (32 kph)
  • Hippos live in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Hippos spend up to 16 hours a day in water to keep their skin cool and moist