Bears facts

The giant panda is actually a bear.

Polar bears are the largest land predators on earth, standing over 11′ high and weighing over 1,700 lbs.

Residents of Churchill, Canada, leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who might encounter Polar Bears.

Unlike many mammals bears can see in color.

Licence plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears.

All polar bears alive today can trace their ancestry back to one female brown bear who lived in Ireland 50,000 years ago.

Theodore Roosevelt had a pet bear while in office.

Under their fur, polar bears have black skin.

There are no polar bears in Antarctica,   only in the Arctic?.

There’s a shark in Greenland that eats polar bears and can live up to 200 years.

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 WWII. 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.



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