32 Mind Blowing Facts About Bears

Bears are large mammals that consume primarily meat and fish. Many species of bears also eat plants, bulbs, and insects. There are eight living species of bears living on the planet earth. Bears have massive bodies, a long snout, stocky legs, shaggy hair, paws with claws, and a short tail. Even though bears are big and heavy, they can run at a breakneck speed. They are also good at climbing and swimming. Bears have a large brain and are considered to be one of the most intelligent mammals. So here are 33 Interesting facts about beer that will amaze you.

  1. Bears can live anywhere from 20-30 years in the wild. One captive brown bear lived to the age of 47.
  2. Grizzly bears can eat up to 58,000 calories a day and yet don’t get fat or develop heart disease.
  3. A bear’s sense of smell is around 100 times stronger than that of humans and is considered to be the best among all creatures that exist on planet earth.
  4. Bears can see almost as well as humans, and they can hear at 11.2–22.5 kHz and lower than 27–30 dB.
  5. Bears have a powerful bite force of 1200 pounds per square inch (psi) which means they have one of the strongest jaws in the world.Bears FIghting
  6. Bears are very intelligent animals as they have excellent memory, navigation skills and can have a brain of over 450 grams.
  7. Wojtek, the 440-pound bear that fought the Nazis in World War II. Later the bear was adopted by Polish soldiers early in World War II. He served to his unit through the end of the war, carrying supplies during fighting in Italy, and was also taught to salute.
  8. Amur and Malayan tigers are the only tigers known to prey on bears, respectively Asian black bears/eastern brown bears and sun bears.
  9. The reason the bear looks white is that the rough inner surface of the tubes makes light scatter and reflect at many different angles, which gives the white appearance.
  10. Alaskan bears are the world’s largest meat-eating animals that live on land; they can weigh as much as 2,200-pound (998-kilogram).
  11. Female and male black bears cannot tolerate being around each other except when they breed.
  12. Bears whose brown fur is tipped with light-colored hairs are called grizzly bears.
  13. Bears can run at more than 60 km an hour, and they can do it downhill, up hills, or along a slope. That’s about 50 ft/sec, more than twice as fast as humans can run.
  14. Kodiak bears are the most giant bears in the world. A large male can stand over 10 inches tall when on his hind legs and 5 inches when on all four legs.
  15. Bears have two layers of fur—a short layer of fur that keeps the bear warm. And a long layer keeps water away from the skin and their short fur.
  16. Bears are very smart and have been known to roll rocks into bear traps to set off the trap and eat the bait in safety.
  17. Bears are bowlegged. This gives them better grip and balance to walk as they are too heavy.
  18. Most bears are omnivores, but individual diets can range from almost exclusively herbivorous to almost exclusively carnivorous, depending on what food sources are available locally and seasonally to them.
  19. Sun bears have the longest claws of any bear. They also have the most extended tongues, which can reach about 9.8″ long.
  20. A newborn bear cub weighs only, averaging about 1 pound (.45 kg) at birth, while the mother can weigh as much as 400 pounds (182 kg).Bear Facts- Bear cub
  21. The shape of a bear claw differs according to the type of bear. Bears that climb, such as black bears, have claws that are curved and strong to allow them to claw at tree bark. Bears that dig, such as grizzly bears, have straight and long claws.
  22. The normal resting heart rate for adults over the age of 10 years, including older adults, is between 60 and 100 beats per minute (bpm). A hibernating bears heart rate drops to 20 bpm.
  23. Black bears are not always black. They come in a rainbow of colors from black to reddish brown (cinnamon bears) to light brown to white.
  24. Bears have been known to eat almost anything, including snowmobile seats, engine oil, and rubber boots.
  25. The world’s most widely distributed bear is the brown bear. However, the American black bear is the world’s most common bear species.bears facts
  26. When bears mate, the eggs within the female’s body are fertilized but do not implant in her uterus and begin developing for several months.
  27. Sloth bears favorite food is termites. These bears have no front teeth, so they easily suck out insects from their nests like a vacuum cleaner. They can also seal their nostrils for better suction.
  28. Because feeding the bears cost less than killing them, the lumber companies were happy, too.
  29. About 98% of the grizzly bear population in the United States lives in Alaska.
  30. They generally have high vitamin A levels in their livers, but polar bears have the most of any other animal. The recommended dietary allowance for vitamin A in humans is 0.9mg, and you can get that from eating just one-tenth of a gram of the liver from a well-fed polar bear.
  31. Polar bears are known to be the biggest predators living on earth and are known, good swimmers.Facts about bears-Polar bear
  32. They usually reach sexual maturity at around five years of age. They mate in the summer though the embryo doesn’t implant until the winter. Females will generally have two cubs in pregnancy, and they will stay with their mother until they are about two years old.

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