Being hyper carnivore, 70% of a polar bear’s diet comprises meat. As there are millions of seals present in the Arctic, the staple diet of a polar bear comprises of seals. Their olfactory sense is very strong and they can smell seals through seal breathing hole even a kilometer away from them. A polar bear can be seen hunting ringed seals and bearded seals of the Arctic. However, depending on the area where they are inhabited, they may also turn to harp and hooded seals for their food. These bears are also very flexible with their diet.
In case they are unable to find their favorite food, seal, they tend to turn towards other items present in their close environment. They can be seen feeding on reindeers, muskox, rodents, crab, birds, crustaceans, and eggs. If they are unable to find meat, they tend to turn to vegetation and plants like kelp, berries, and roots. The carcasses of beluga whale, other bear’s kill, beachcast marine mammal, etc., also become a part of their diet.