The Hunter and the Hunted: Discovering Who Preys on Polar Bears


Polar bears are known to be the apex predator in their environment. They have no natural predators, but there are still a few animals that pose a threat to them and compete with them for resources. In this blog post, we will explore what hunts polar bears.


Unfortunately, humans pose the biggest threat to polar bears. Hunting and habitat loss due to climate change are the main reasons why polar bear populations have been declining over the years. Although hunting of polar bears is illegal in most countries, it still occurs in some remote areas where regulations aren’t enforced.

Killer whales

Killer whales, also known as orcas, have been observed hunting young and weak polar bears near shorelines during summer months when sea ice is scarce. Orcas hunt cooperatively and can easily overpower even adult male polar bears.


Although wolves do not live in Arctic regions where polar bears reside, they occasionally travel long distances searching for food. When their path crosses with a weakened or sickened bear stranded on land because of melting ice flows or lack of prey availability they become an easy target for wolves.

Grizzly Bears

While rare occurrences these two species share habitats along Alaskan coastlines drawing grizzlies into conflict with Polar Bears over carrion left by ocean mammals like seals which both species feed on instead hibernating through winter seasons.

In conclusion

Even though there isn’t really any animal that directly preys upon healthy adult Polar Bears other than Humans who remain topmost threats today these creatures must fight off competition from other carnivores like Killer Whales,Wolves & Grizzly Bear Species sometimes leading towards deadly confrontations especially against younger/weaker individuals among them.It’s important we take necessary steps towards preserving our planet & combating climate change otherwise such events of wildlife conflict will only become more frequent in the future.