The commonfolk’s guide to bears

The bear necessities facts about bears

Bears are carnivoran mammals of the family Ursidae. They are classified as caniforms or doglike carnivorans. Although only eight species of bears are extant, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere.

The commonfolk's guide to guide to bears
  • Polar bears live in the Arctic.
  • Polar bears have black skin and although their fur appears white, it is actually transparent.
  • It is the largest carnivore (meat eater) that lives on land.
  • Polar bears use sea ice as a platform to hunt seals.
  • Seals make up most of a polar bear’s diet.
The commonfolk's guide to guide to bears
  • 99% of Giant Pandas’ Diet Consists of Bamboo.
  • Pandas Spend About 12 Hours A Day Eating.
  • Pandas Defecate More than 100 Times A Day.
  • Adult Pandas Weigh Up to 125 Kilograms.
  • Pandas Have “Pseudo-thumbs”
  • Pandas Communicate via Scent Marking.
  • Giant Pandas Don’t Hibernate.
The commonfolk's guide to guide to bears
  • Layers on layers: Bears have thick, layered coats. Bears are undoubtedly significant and fluffy, but there’s a lot more than meets the eye!
  • Bears are big, strong, and fast!
  • There are eight bear species in the world.
  • One small step: Bears can walk on their hind legs.
  • Bears have a high IQ.
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  • They are called grizzly due to their fur and “nature”
  • The hump on their backs is a massive muscle.
  • Grizzly bears do not hibernate.
  • Grizzly bears can eat up to 90lbs a day.
  • Grizzly bears are classified as threatened species.
  • The bears are a conversation success story.
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  • Koalas aren’t bears – they’re marsupials!
  • They’re fussy eaters.
  • Koalas can sleep up to 18 hours a day.
  • Koalas smell like eucalyptus.
  • They make really strange sounds.
  • Koalas like to spend their time alone.
  • Koalas are born hairless, blind and without ears.
  • ‘Koala’ comes from an Aboriginal word.