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Bears eat everything

Brown bears eat everything they find and can hunt. These include mushrooms, seeds, bird eggs, earthworms, small forest animals, snails, and fish. Of course, they also love honey. 1)

Bears recognize colors

Unlike most mammals, bears recognize colors. In nature, nothing happens without a cause. Bears recognize colors because they feed on fruits, and this ability allows them to find food in leaves and grass. 2)

Smelly feet

Bears have a better sense of smell than humans and even better than dogs. Because their sense of smell is so well-developed, they can use it to communicate with each other. 3)

Living on their mother

Baby bears spend the first weeks of their lives literally on their mother. They are so vulnerable that they huddle tightly in her fur to avoid contact with the cold ground. Thanks to this protection, they can survive. 4)

Black bears

Black bears are found only in North America. The species ranges from Canada in the North to Mexico in the South and lives mainly in forests, feeding on fruits, nuts, and vegetation. 5)

Eight species

There are only eight living species of bears and they can be found all over the world. 6)

Black bear population

The black bear population is believed to be around 800,000 throughout North America. 7)

Extreme intelligence

Bears are extremely intelligent animals. They have much better navigation skills and use tools in a variety of contexts, from play to hunting. 8)

Bear cubs emotions

Bear cubs are known to whine and cry when separated from their mothers. This can last for weeks if their mothers are killed by hunters. 9)

Layers of fur

Bears have 2 types of fur. The shorter coat provides insulation from the weather, while the longer coat prevents water from entering the short coat and skin. Each of these layers serves a different purpose and allows bears to thrive in cold conditions. 10)

Bear worship

Bears were often honored in the cultures of many early civilizations. They were seen as symbols of power, strength, and love. 11)


The Vikings and Celts have many legends about the strength, protection, and prowess of bears. 12)

Walking on hind legs

Bears can walk short distances on their hind legs, which has led some Native Americans to refer to them as “beasts that walk like a man.” Bears usually stand on their hind legs to get a better view or smell of what is in front of them. 13)

Human predators

The main predator that all bear species have to worry about is humans. 14)

Black bear bodyweight

Black bear bodyweight varies greatly depending on age, sex, and season - in the fall it can be 30% heavier than in the spring. 15)

National animal of Finland

The brown bear is the national animal of Finland. 16)


As bears prepare to hibernate, they must eat twice as much food as they normally need. 17)

bears.txt · Last modified: 2022/04/29 07:11 by aga