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Discover the nature of Spitsbergen National Park

There are a lot of 'special' animals who live in Spitsbergen National Park, we will give a short list of animals who live in the park.

Bearded SealBearded Seal
The bearded seal is a medium sized seal that can be found in the region around the Arctic Ocean. This animal can be recognised by its very big whiskers, greyish-brown coat and square flippers. The bearded seal can reach about 3 meters in length and can weigh up to 350 kg. The bearded seal has got for 30 to 40 % of body fat.

WalrusWalrus
A walrus is a large semi-aquatic mammal that lives in the cold Arctic seas and can be found in the marine of the Spitsbergen National Park. Full grown whales can weigh up to 1900 kg. Walruses spend their time in the water and on land, they can stay as long as an half hour under water. The walrus has got two natural enemies, the orca and the Polar bear. The walrus use their long tusks to fight and defend theirselfs.

Polar BearPolar Bear
The Polar bear is also known as the ice bear. This is a white bear that is native to the Arctic's, its big white coat and its huge amount of body fat keeps the animal warm in the cold lands of Spitsbergen. Their thick coats is so thick that when it is 10 degrees , they overheat. Most of the Polar bears measure up to 2.5 meters and can weigh up to 600 kg.

Beluga whale
The Beluga Whale is an Arctic Whale. You can find these animals in the Arctic regions of Russia, Svalbard and Greenland. The Beluga Whale has got a large forehead, no beak and no dorsal fin. These animals can grow up to a length of 5 meters and have got a life expectancy of 35 years.