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Preparing To Hunt Alone

Polar bear cubs remain with their mothers until they’re about 2-1/2 years old—although some bears in the Hudson Bay area wean their young at age 1-1/2. During this time with mom, they learn how to hunt and survive in one of the earth’s harshest environments. Between the time they leave their mother and they are mature enough to mate, they are called subadults. Learn more about polar bears on the Polar Bears International website.