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Description of Bears
The Bear is described as a mammal of the family Ursidae that has a shaggy coat , a short tail and walk with both heel and sole touching the ground.


The scientists who study animals (zoology ) are called zoologists. Each animal that is studied is classified, that is, split into descriptive groups starting with main groups ( vertebrates and invertebrates ) the Families of animals are also included such as Ursidae ( the family of bears) and the families are then split into species such as Ursus americanus (American Black Bear). Interesting facts about studying Bears

Facts about the different Species of Bears

There are seven different species of Bears:
  • Helarctos malayanus (Malayan Sun Bear)
  • Melursus ursinus (Sloth Bear)
  • Tremarctos ornatus (Specticled Bear)
  • Ursus americanus (American Black Bear)
  • Ursus arctos (Brown Bear or Grizzly Bear)
  • Ursus maritimus (Polar Bear)
  • Ursus thibetanus (Asiatic Black Bear) 

Facts about where Bears live and what they eat!
Bears are native to North America, Europe, Asia and Antarctica
The common habitat includes mountain, forest, and arctic
The diet of Bears vary according to their habitat and can consist of meat ( Polar Bear ) and plants
( Grizzly Bear)

Basic Facts about Bears

The name of a male is referred to as a boar or he-bear
The name of a female is referred to as a sow or she-bear
The name or offspring, or a baby bear, is a cub
The average size of a litter is one to four cubs
The collective name for a group of Bears is a sleuth or sloth
The sound made by a bear is referred to as a growl

Facts about the Size of Bears
Vary according to species - can reach the height of  6.5 feet
Bears can weigh 600 pounds

Facts about the life, behavior and personality of Bears
  • keen sense of smell
  • many of the species hibernate for 3 to 5 months
  • territory marked by clawing, biting and rubbing trees
  • closely related to pandas, raccoons, and dogs

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What does that word mean??
Some fascinating information & facts about the words that are often used to describe animals, including Bears! Read the information and decide how Bears should be described!

  • What is a Mammal? Some interesting facts
    • A Mammal is a warm blooded, vertebrate mammal. Warm blooded means that their temperature remains the same although their surroundings might change. This explains why they have a covering of hair on their skin. A mammal has milk-producing mammary glands for nourishing their young

  • What is a Vertebrate?
    • A Vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone which consists of ring-like bones, called vertebrae, that protect the soft spinal cord
  • What is an Invertebrate?
    • An Invertebrate animal does not have a backbone. They are also cold-blooded which means their body temperature changes according to the environment environment
  • What is a Carnivore?
    • A Carnivore is an animal which eats mainly meat
  • What is a Herbivore?
    • A Herbivore is an animal which eats mainly plants and grass 
  • What is an Omnivore?
    • An Omnivore is an animal which eats both meat and plants
  • What is an Amphibian?
    • An Amphibian is an animal spend part of its life under water (breathing with gills) and the remainder on land (breathing with lungs)

Some fascinating information & facts about the words that are often used to describe animals!

Endangered Species
Wild life experts consider that some types of Bears are endangered species. Interesting facts about endangered species. An endangered species is one that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. The Causes of a species of animal becoming endangered are due to Habitat Destruction such as the rainforest, introduction of exotic species, disease, water pollution, global warming and over exploitation of natural resources. As people are made aware of the facts about endangered species, initiatives such as Recycling are increasing in popularity. Endangered Species Organizations are dedicated to saving and preserving the world's most endangered wildlife. Interesting facts about Endangered Species.

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