53 interesting things about bears



1. The bear is the largest dry carnivore; is a large animal with a heavy, massive and dilapidated body, elongated rounded head and short and thick legs ending in strong ghiare;

2. There are nine species of bear, most of them living in the forests of Europe, Asia and the Americas (except the polar bears): the brown bear, the black American bear, the Tibetan bear, the black bear with the glasses, the sunbear, the lazy bear, , the panda bear and the polar bear;

3. Seven of the nine bear species are threatened by extinction due to excessive hunting and massive deforestation; the only species with low risk of extinction are the polar bear and the American brown bear, due to the numerous protection efforts made;

4. Bears usually go in four feet, but they can rise in two and can travel so many meters; is considered a plantigrass animal, that is, it goes to the feet and heels of the feet, like man;

5. Bears are classified a wrong way as carnivores; In fact, of all carnivorous mammals, the bear is the least carnivorous, the vegetable matter being the majority in their diet; is rather an omnivorous (and opportunistic) animal because it eats anything (lighter);

6. The grizzly bear scarer is a subspecies of the brown bear; it lives in North America; is very similar to the American black bear, the difference being made by its more aggressive behavior and the fact that it is mainly a nocturnal animal;

7. The brown bear is the largest and strongest bear species; it can reach a weight of 1,000 kg and can live about 30 years in the wild and 50 years in captivity;

8. Sunbeam is the smallest of the Ursidae family; he reaches a weight of 80 kg and lives in South and Southeast Asia;

9. The polar bear is the most "carnivore" of all bear species; It is also the finest swimmer capable of swiming up to 35 km at a time; unlike what we see in commercials, the polar bear does not drink Coca-Cola;

10. There are many theories about hibernating bears; many scientists say it is inappropriately called "hibernation" because the temperature of the bear's body remains constant during the winter and does not decrease considerably, as happens in the case of really hibernating animals;

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11. Until the 19th century, in Romania the brown bear was found throughout the country; it was exterminated from the plains and hill areas due to agriculture and animal husbandry;

12. American bear (Ursus americanus) is one of the largest land mammals and the most widespread bear - about 700,000 specimens;

13. All youngsters are born very small (200-700g), they are blind, they do not seem, their teeth are missing and show that their pups are rats; feeding on the very nutritious milk of the bear, they grow very fast and at the first exit of the barlogue are already easy to recognize as bears;

14. In bears having a single pair (the sun bears and the lazy bear, the males are 10-25% heavier than the females, in the case of several pairs, the male can be twice as difficult;

15. The famous fur hats worn by British soldiers are made of fur of American black bear;

16. Grizzly bears can eat 40 times a day (100,000 calories)

17. The polar bear closes its nostrils when swim;

18. 40% of the pups are not mature; this is one of the reasons why bears are some of the most ferocious females in the animal kingdom when it comes to chicken protection;



19. The skin around the neck of a bear is 20 times thicker than that of the man;

20. The earliest known bear is Ursavus elemensis; this was a small bear, roughly like a dog that lived in the sub-tropical areas of Europe in Miocene (which starts 23 million years ago and ends 5 million years ago);

21. Giant panda bear is the most threatened bear species; huge efforts are being made to conserve this species, which currently numbers around 1,600 copies;

22. Often koala is also called "urs koala"; despite the name often used, the koala is not a real bear, but a marsupial;

23. The closest relatives (in life) of the bear are pinipeds; these are a group of semi-aquatic mammals including seal, walrus, sea lion and fur seals;

24. Bears are very intelligent animals; they have a navigational capacity far superior to humans, an excellent memory, a rather large brain and can use tools in different contexts from playing to the game;

25. Smell, sight and hearing of the bears are extremely fine; they can smell their food, partner, chickens and other animals miles away;

25. Some subspecies of the Asian bear build true "nests" in trees; they are used for eating, hiding or even sleeping;

26. The bear is honored by many civilizations of the world; it is seen as a symbol of strength, power and love;

27. The lazy bear has the most fuzzy and long fur of all bear species; the sun's bear has the shortest fur;

28. The most accurate way to determine the age of a bear is to count the rings in the section of a root of a tooth;

29. The sun's breeze has the longest ghiare of all the bears; they can reach up to 24 cm; also has the longest language of bears;

30. A bear's heart beats an average of 40 times a minute; during hibernation the beats are reduced to 8;

31. Unlike many mammals, bears see color;

32. A polar bear that swims can jump out of the water and at a distance of 2.5 m to capture the prey;

33. The stomach of a polar bear can store up to 68 kg of meat;

34. Almost 98% of the US grizzly bear population lives in the state of Alaska;

35. Bears see almost as well as people and can hear a little better; when it comes to smell things are totally different: the bears have an odor almost 100 times more developed than a human;

36. The polar bear can detect odors even 30 km away; can also smell the prey and one meter under the ice;

37. The word "bear" is a term in English, derived from the Proto-Indo-European "bher", in translation - light brown;

38. The bear's helmet is part of a family of old dogs (ancestors of dog, wolf, fox and coyote);

39. The Miacids (ancestors of the bears) were insectivorous animals and lived in the dinosaurs; the first "real" bears appeared about 27 million years ago;

40. For many years, the scientists believed that the giant panda bear is not a bear but a relative of the raccoon; DNA tests subsequently demonstrated that the panda sympathetic is actually a bear;

41. The black bear is the only bear living in South America;



42. Almost two-thirds of the world's bears live in North America;

43. Bears have never lived in Australia or Antarctica; At present, Africa does not host bears, but fossils have been found; scientists do not know exactly why there are no bears on the African continent;

44. The front legs of the bear are longer than the ones in the back; they can reach up to 12.7 cm;

45. The bear is the only great predator who regularly consumes both meat and plants; For this reason, the bear has teeth used specifically for eating meat and plants;

46. ​​During hibernation, the bear does not defeat; somehow, the bear's body manages to "recycle" fecal matter in proteins, a process still underestimated by scientists;

47. The area where he can live in a polar bear is the largest of all bears; it can hunt and live in an area that can reach up to 90,000 square kilometers;

48. The hunters of the Stone Age worshiped and battered the bears at the same time; to show their respect, they danced, sing and pray that the bear would forgive them for killing him;

49. In Asia, bear pups are taken by their mothers at an early age to be trained to dance; their ability to sit on their hind legs makes them dangle in a way similar to dance;

50. All bears are good swimmers, but the polar bear is the most effective; it can swim 6-10 km / h for distances up to 161 km and up to 320 km without stopping; the polar bear can also swim well under water;

51. Most of the bears have 42 teeth, with 10 more than the man; their canines can reach 4 cm in length, while the human does not exceed 1.3 cm;

52. In British Columbia, Canada, there is the so-called "bear-spirit" (bear kermode - subspecies of the North American black bear); one in ten of this subspecies is born with white fur or cream and is considered sacrificed by the native American Tsimshian;

53. Vehicle registration plates in the northeast of Canada have the shape of a polar bear;

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