Polar bears live exclusively in the Arctic, i.e. the polar region around the North Pole. They prefer areas where the ice stays in motion due to wind and ocean current and which frequently is torn apart creating ice-free spots. On the south coast of Hudson Bay (Canada), however, the animals are forced to return to land to find something to eat in the tundra and taiga.
Polar bears exist predominantly in northern Siberia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland. The polar bears on the south coast of Hudson Bay live along the border of tundra and taiga and they spend the summer in hollows to cool themselves. Unlike other bears polar bears do not hibernate as the winter provides optimal conditions for their seal hunt.