Bear Facts

Bear Animals are the beauty of the universe lets know about them an interesting and amazing facts. Also know about types, kindes, livings and eatings.

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  • Only 8 species of bears are extant.
  • Unlike many mammals, bears can see in color.
  • Polar bears are the largest land predators on earth, standing over 11' high and weighing over 1,700 lbs.
  • The giant panda is actually a bear.
  • Bears have an excellent sense of smell, better than dogs or possibly any other mammal.
  • All polar bears alive today can trace their ancestry back to one female brown bear who lived in Ireland 50,000 years ago.
  • A group of bears is called a sloth.
  • Under their fur, polar bears have black skin.
  • There are no polar bears in Antarctica, only in the Arctic.
  • Male bears are called "boars" and female bears are called "sows."
  • Koala bears aren't bears: They're marsupials.
  • If you eat a polar bear liver, you'll die.
  • Humans can't handle that much vitamin A.
  • Polar bears can smell its prey on the ice 20 miles (32 km) away.
  • Grizzly bears have a bite-force of over 8,000,000 pascals, enough to crush a bowling ball.
  • Human pollution has caused the average length of polar bears' penises to shrink.
  • Teddy bears were named after U.S. President Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt.
  • The original word for "bear" has been lost. Medieval people thought that saying the ferocious animal's name would summon it, so they used a euphemism that meant "the brown one" ("bear").
  • In the 1st century AD, polar bears fought seals in Roman amphitheaters flooded with water.
  • Tigers are the only predators known to regularly prey on adult bears.
  • A bear fought in the Polish Army in WW2. He carried shells to the frontline and was taught to salute.
  • A grizzly bear has to eat almost 20,000 calories a day.
  • Russians take guns into space to protect themselves against bears if they land off-course.
  • Residents of Churchill, Canada, leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who might encounter Polar Bears.
  • Licence plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears.
  • Theodore Roosevelt had a pet bear while in office.
  • There's a shark in Greenland that eats polar bears and can live up to 200 years.
  • Of the 8 species of bears, the polar bear is mostly carnivorous, the giant panda feeds almost entirely on bamboo and the remaining six species are omnivorous with varied diets.