Facts about The Bear

Polar bears feed mainly on ringed and bearded seals. Depending upon their location, they also eat harp and hooded seals and scavenge on carcasses of beluga whales, walruses, narwhals, and bowhead whales. On occasion, polar bears kill beluga whales and young walruses.

Polar bears get their water from the chemical reaction that breaks down fat. This is why a polar bear's diet is high in fat but low in protein. For example, when they hunt seals, polar bears will eat the blubber, but leave the rest behind for scavengers.Sep 27, 2003

Ask any child what color a polar bear is and s/he will exclaim, “white” with great enthusiasm, but truth be told, their fur is actually transparent and holds no color. It only appears white because it reflects visible light. They're nearly invisible under infrared photography.Feb 27, 2014

CLEAR! But if the Polar bear's skin is black, how come they don't look black in colour? Well, each of the longer guard hairs on the Polar bear's body is hollow and reflects visible light, much like snow. So when the sun is shining brightly, Polar bears appear bright white.Jan 4, 2012

A Polar bear's coat has two layers of hair: an outer layer, made up of long (5-15cm) guard hairs; and a thick undercoat, made up of shorter hair. These guard hairs are mostly transparent or clear, but thanks to some special characteristics that work to create cool optical tricks, these hairs appear white.Nov 2, 2012

Believe it or not, their hair isn't actually white! Their long outer hairs, which protect their soft, thick undercoat, are mostly hollow and transparent. The thinner hairs of their undercoat are also colorless. Polar bear hair looks white because the air spaces in the hairs scatter light of all colors.

Polar Bears can live 20-30 years but only a small amount of polar bears live past 15-18 years.in captivity a polar bear has lived to be 45 years old but in the wild the longest living polar bear was known to be 32 years old.

In absolute terms, a 1,500 lb grizzly bear is 40-times stronger than the average man, and 4-times stronger than a 500 lb silverback gorilla. ... The grizzly boar would ruin the silverback gorilla in a complete no-contest. Even if a grizzly bear is the same weight as a gorilla, it will still have the strength advantage.

Large male grizzly bears—also called brown bears—occasionally kill and eat grizzly bear cubs. And large male polar bears sometimes kill and eat small polar bears. ... Bears are omnivores, which means they eat almost anything, from insects to berries to large animals, and carrion—animals that have been dead for a while.Apr 6, 2010

Native American Bear Symbolic Meanings. Among Native Americans Bear represents extremely strong medicine including the special powers in the areas of wisdom, strength and healing.

Most, but not all, bears have 42 teeth, which include 12 incisors, four canines, 10 molars and 16 premolars.Sep 18, 2016

The gray and white coloring of the koala bear is another tool for protection. This color combination allows them to hide in the treetops away from land predators. ... The leaves of the trees used as the koala habitat also hide the bear from predators.Oct 19, 2017

Official State Flag of Missouri. The two grizzly bears are symbols of courage and strength. They stand on a scroll bearing the state motto: Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto (Latin for "Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law").

Depending on the area and the availability of food, black bears may become either diurnal or nocturnal. For example, if a bear lives near humans and has access to their garbage only during the daytime, it will seek food during the day and sleep at night, and vice versa.

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Polar bears have adapted to eating flesh. Brown bears are omnivorous. The more gentle diet means that the brown bear's jaws and stronger and teeth are bigger. Fat and flesh require less strength to tear and less endurance to break down.Nov 24, 2010

Scientists have used DNA to find out that the giant panda is more closely related to the other bears than to the raccoons. Giant pandas are in the family Ursidae with the seven other bear species. Raccoons are in the family Procyonidae along with ring-tails and coatis.

The sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), also known as the labiated bear, or Stickney Bear is an insectivorous bear species native to the Indian subcontinent. The sloth bear evolved from ancestral brown bears during the Pleistocene and shares features found in insect-eating mammals through convergent evolution.

The polar bear. It is a close call, but the polar bear is generally considered the largest bear on Earth. A close second is the brown bear, specifically the Kodiak bear. The Kodiak is a subspecies of the brown bear native to Alaska.

Grizzly bear will always win in head to head fight with African lion because grizzlies are stronger, taller, and heavier. They also have the bigger paws with stronger deadly swipes than lion, though they are smaller than polar bear but still they are the stronger and dangerous than all other bears in the world.Aug 14, 2014

"If it's a fight between a 1,200-pound male polar bear and a 600-pound grizzly, I think we know who would win," Dr. Rockwell said. "But in this likeliest of cases, it's debatable. There are actually reports in the literature where grizzlies have killed denning polar bear females."Feb 23, 2010

The largest male weighed 2,210 lbs. That said, the largest bear found was a Kodiak: he was 14 feet tall and 2500 lbs. On average, however, the Kodiak is 800-1500 lbs and stand 5-10 feet tall. Overall, they're much more dense than Polar Bears, but Polars are still bigger.

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This Park Lets You Hug Pandas. After you make a very large donation, of course. ... The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China, which attracts more than one million visitors a year, offers panda-lovers the opportunity to give one of its pandas a quick squeeze for a hefty “donation” of about $330.Dec 16, 2013

Pregnant females polar bears (called sows) build snow dens. ... Male polar bears (called boars) are active all year.