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Females den by digging into deep snow drifts, which provide protection and insulation from the Arctic elements. They give birth in winter, usually to twins. Young cubs live with their mothers for some 28 months to learn the survival skills of the far north. Females aggressively protect their young, but receive no help from their solitary male mates. In fact, male polar bears may even kill young of their species.

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Polar bears, walruses and icebergs: Arctic pictures by wildlife photographer Paul Souders

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from Mail Online

Polar bear family captured fleeing for their lives in dramatic photographs after young cubs caught the eye of a hungry male

Let's get out of here: The three bears plunge into the water to escape the hungry male

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Winter breaks: Driving huskies in Yorkshire

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