Watch as Gigantic Polar Bears Play with Sled Dogs in a Nerve-wracking Friendship

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Written by Hannah Crawford

Updated: November 15, 2023

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While polar bears might seem cute and cuddly, they aren’t for humans. Now, for sled dogs? We might think this would be crazy to think they could cuddle up to each other. But, after watching these educational videos shown below, we see a friendship blossom like none other.

The commentator in this video explains the importance of keeping his distance from these large polar bears. While they are beautiful animals, their power is like none other on Earth. He shares that he is keeping a distance of 70+ feet away from the polar bear. Not only does he keep his distance, but he also tries to teach the polar bear to keep his distance from humans as well. If the polar bears were to get too close, the man would put cracker shells near them to spook them away. 

According to Law Insider, a cracker shell is defined as “a 12 gauge cartridge designed and manufactured principally for use in scaring and dispersing birds and other animals and containing a projectile that explodes;” 

The video next shares the amazing bond we see between these sled dogs and this enormous polar bear. It is quite shocking to see this playful relationship between two animals that are diversely different. Let’s take a look at how different these animals are in size.

How Big is a Polar Bear?

A Polar Bear, The white bear is center frame. looking toward the camera. The bear's head is frame left, it is standing on ice/snow, swimming-pool-blue water is visible in the background.

Polar bears are the world’s largest extant bears.


These large bears come in, weighing 150-600 kilograms (330-1,322 pounds) and reaching up to 2-2.5 meters (6.5-8.3 feet) tall. 

It’s no surprise to us that polar bears are the largest bear species in the world

How Big are Sled Dogs?

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The dogs of a

Siberian Husky

sled team have striking blue eyes. About 40% of all


Huskies have blue eyes.


Sled dogs typically weigh anywhere from 20-25 kilograms (44-55 pounds). 

As we can see here, this is a stark difference in size between these two animals. Even at its highest weight, the polar bear outweighs the sled dog by 1,267 pounds. Quite unbelievable if you ask us. 

As the video progresses, we see another polar bear join in on this friendship playtime. We see the polar bears playfully mess with the sled dogs and playfully bite and rough house around with them. The commentator shares that polar bears are very sociable animals. And as we can see from the video below, that’s not hard to believe. 

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Hannah Crawford is a writer at A-Z Animals where she focuses on reptiles, mammals, and locations in Africa. Hannah has been researching and writing about animals and various countries for over eight years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Communication\Performance Studies from Pensacola Christian College, which she earned in 2015. Hannah is a resident in Florida, and enjoys theatre, poetry, and growing her fish tank.

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