Polar Bear Paws Lead the Way to Potential Mates

November 8, 2014 4:27 PM

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Polar bears have smelly feet, scientists have discovered, and the pungent marks their paws leave behind while trudging through the Arctic snow help lead the way to potential mates, according to new research.

And no, it's not because their large meat hooks are dirty or unwashed, but rather because their tracks leave behind chemical trails wherever they walk due to scent-producing glands in their feet. Scientists at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research also found that polar bear paws rele...

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