Polar bears have become the poster animal for climate change, as their natural habitat, the sea ice of the Arctic Ocean, is rapidly diminishing due to warmer temps. They are the only bear species that is classified as a marine mammal, and they spend a great deal of their time swimming from one chunk of ice to the other in search of a meal. They can actually sustain a super power pace of six miles per hour (cruisin’)! It’s hard to rationalize the intrinsic desire we have to hug them, but since we can’t actually do that, the next best thing we can do is to support climate action, and stop oil companies from exploring more drilling sites in the Arctic that put these incredible animals at great risk. All 19 sub-populations of Polar Bears are either vulnerable or endangered.