Just The Facts Please…. The Bear Facts

By  | May 11, 2017 | Filed under: Interesting Facts, News

For over 30 million years, bears in one form or another have roamed the Earth.

The bear facts…there are 8 species of bear that are alive today:

North American Black Bear

North American Black Bear

The North American black bear has a wide ranging habitat from as far north as Canada and Alaska, to as far south as Florida.

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

The polar bear is the favorite bear of many people. They have evolved to have a white coat that provides camouflage in the arctic environments they inhabit.

Asiatic Black Bear

Asiatic Black Bear

North America is not the only continent that has a black bear. Bear facts teach us that the Asiatic black bear lives in Eastern Asia, in countries such as Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Panda Bear

Panda Bear

It took a DNA analysis to confirm that panda bears are indeed a part of the bear family. This is one of the bear facts that provides surprising insight into the range of adaptations that evolution has given different species of bear. Most bears eat a combination of meat and plants, meaning they are omnivorous. The panda bear, unlike any other bear, eats exclusively bamboo, which is native to the regions it inhabits.

Spectacled Bear

Spectacled Bear

The spectacled bear is another contender for the cutest bear. When we look at  facts about the spectacled bear, we learn that it lives in the Andes Mountains. For this reason, it is often called the Andean Bear.

Brown Bear

Brown Bear

The brown bear is a bear’s bear. The brown bear is the most like the common image of a bear we hold in our mind. Grizzly bears, Kodiak Bears, European brown bears and the Himalayan brown bear are all part of this species that can be found all over the Earth.

Sun Bear

Sun Bear

If the famous character Winnie the Pooh were to choose a favorite bear, the sun bear might be it. Sun bear facts teach us that sun bears in Malaysia are often called honey bears due to the fact that they love to eat honey.

Sloth Bear

Sloth Bear

The sloth bear was a little slow to arrive for the count of bear species, but it made it to our list. Sloth bears primarily eat insects and this provides another opportunity  to teach us about evolution. Sloth bears evolved from brown bears to have special adaptations, including a special lower lip and palate for sucking up bugs.

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