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Why are polar bears losing their hair?

Polar Bear

The Arctic is cold, which is why polar bears need thick layers of fat and dense fur for insulation and, ultimately, survival. But for a few bears, staying warm this winter could be a challenge. According to research published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases, some polar bears are losing their fur — and the reason is unknown.

Read more: http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/11/why-are-polar-bears-losing-their-hair?utm_campaign=email-news-latest&utm_source=eloqua

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