The polar bear population lives around the ice caps of the Arctic, which are slowly melting, as this map displays.

Map by International Mapping Inc.

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ice cap Encyclopedic Entry

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Encyclopedic entry. An ice cap is a thick layer of ice and snow that covers large areas of land. You’ll usually find ice caps in the North and South Poles of the Earth.

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The Arctic is the northernmost region of the Earth