|This article is about the Polar Bear in Age of Mythology and Age of Empires III. For other Bears in different games of the series, see Bear.|
Age of Empires III Edit
The Polar Bear is one of the most powerful Treasure Guardians in the game because of its high attack and hitpoints. The Polar Bears are naturally found in two maps, Saguenay and Yukon. There are also Pet Polar Bears which is a useful companion for an Explorer when hunting for treasures and they have an attack bonus against Treasure Guardians.
"Scientific Name: Ursus maritimus
Approx. Size: Up to 600 lb. (female); up to 1,700 lb. (male)
Diet: Seals, whales, caribou
Polar bears live further north than any other land mammal and are the largest living land carnivores. They use a variety of hunting techniques. White fur and padded paws allow them to stalk seals resting on the ice. They have been known to wait next to seal breathing holes for hours in order to pull a 250-pound seal up onto the ice. They are also strong enough to create new breathing holes to bait seals.
Despite their hunting strategies, polar bears make successful kills less than 15% of the time. Fortunately, they can eat a lot of meat, over 150 pounds, at one time, and can go without food for weeks. Scores of polar bears have been seen feeding on the carcasses of dead whales."