|Official expansion(s):|| Zoo Tycoon|
Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals
|Performs in shows?:||No|
The Polar bear is a bear native to the Arctic Ocean, and it is the world's largest predator on land it is bigger than the Grizzly bear and has many body characteristics which help it live in tundra biomes, it is also a very good swimmer and a dangerous predator for seals and humans.
From the Zoo Tycoon website: The polar bear is the only marine bear, with a longer, more streamlined body than other bears for aquatic life. It has the plantigrade feet (heel and sole touching the ground) typical of bears, with five sharp, curved claws on each foot for grasping the ice and holding its prey. Long hair between the pads protects the bear's feet from the cold and provides traction on the ice. Stiff hairs on the forelegs, and very broad front feet, help the bear swim. All polar bears are white, although their fur may yellow in the summer. The largest wild bears ever weighed have been polar bears. Polar bears have little interest in other Arctic species, and they often ignore people entirely.
In Zoo TycoonEdit
In the original game, the polar bear is an adoptable animal with the cost of $1500 and lives in the tundra biome combined with a high quantity of saltwater. It is quite difficult for the player to make this bear reproduce if it has no privacy. A special polar bear is introduced in this game, named Magnet the polar bear.
In Zoo Tycoon 2Edit
"The only bear streamlined for aquatic life"- Animal Panel description
In Zoo Tycoon 2 the polar bear is a must have for any big zoo. The requirements for adopting a polar bear is a three star rated zoo. The cost to adopt this animal is $10,000.
In this game the polar bear can swim underwater with the Marine Mania update, and it requires plenty of space and must have a lot of toys in its exhibit. It can chew on large ice floes like other tundra animals and can also chase the arctic cod enrichment object from Marine Mania. Before later expansions came, it is considered strongest Zoo Tycoon 2 predator because it can trounce all in-game species, even the Nile Crocodile. It is also considered like a marine animal when updated, the player can even put it in a tank like other marine species One of their rare behaviors is sliding in ice and climbing tundra rocks. With the addition of Marine Mania, the polar bear is no longer the most powerful predatory animal in the game, as it is able to be hunted by the much larger Killer Whale, although it still hunts mammals like beluga or narwhal. When Extinct Animals came, it became one of the weakest predators, while the strongest animals tend to be dinosaurs. However the polar bear is still one of the more powerful mammalian carnivores as it is currently the third-strongest tundra predator, losing often to the short-faced bear (in reality however, the polar should have the upper-hand as it is more powerfully built).
[two bears in zoo tycoon] The grolar bear is a hybrid between a grizzly and a polar bear appared as downoload speeds.
Changes in Marine Mania: Edit
With Marine Mania the Polar Bear can:
- Dive Under Water
- Chase the Artic cod underwater
- Do many new Behaviours Including: Backflip in the water, splash water, throw water to another animal, and swim with another animal.
In the ZoopediaEdit
Polar bears have black skin.
For camouflage when hunting on ice, many polar bears hide their black noses with their paws.
Female polar bears give birth while in a state similar to hibernation.
- The game had made a mistake when putting the polar bear's statue as a low risk animals when in real life it is a vulnerable species.
- The polar bear is one of the three Zoo Tycoon 2 updated animals in Marine Mania along with the Hippopotamus and the Emperor penguin, all of which can now swim underwater.