Polar Bears are classified as marine mammals because...
They subsist largely on a diet of seals, which are marine mammals.
They spend the vast majority of their lives on sea ice.
They are good swimmers and can cover up to 50 miles in open water.
Their young are nourished by the mother’s rich milk.
Where do bears live?
There are no bears in Africa, Australia or Antarctica.
Which bear species weighs the most?
How are sun bears different from other bears?
The marking gave them their name. Also, they have quite short fur.
They have a distinct marking on their torso
They have very shaggy fur
They are less than 50 cm long
What is the most common bear species in North America?
They live in the mountainous or heavily wooded areas of southern North America, the Appalachians, the Adirondacks, the Great Lakes region, the Rocky Mountains and Canada.
True or False: Polar bears and grizzly bears can interbreed to create "pizzly bears".
What adaptation do polar bears use to avoid slipping on the ice?
Polar bears have slip-proof bristles on their feet.
A special balancing system
Sloth bears love eating termites. What special adaptation do they have that enables them to do that?
They use it like a vacuum to suck the termites in. The sound can be VERY loud!
The roof of their mouth is hollow
Before 1995, scientists classified the Giant Panda not as a bear but as a...
Must have been the eyes!
You're hiking alone when you suddenly encounter a grizzly mother with her cubs. You won't be able to avoid them. What should you do?
The mother wants to defend the cubs not hunt. It will not eat a dead human. Leave your pack on and PLAY DEAD. Lay ﬂat on your stomach with your hands clasped behind your neck. Spread your legs to make it harder for the bear to turn you over. Remain still until the bear leaves the area.
Offer it any food you may have
True or False: Grizzly bears are a subspecies of brown bears
Which of these facts about panda bears is true?
They have slits as pupils like cats while other bears have rounded
They used to have a long tail to grab branches
They are the only bears with a wrist bone, used to grab bamboo
They have the longest gestation period of bears, at 300-330 days
How long can bears "hibernate"?
Instead of proper hibernation like some animals do, bears fall into a very deep sleep for up to about 100 days. The difference is they can awaken easily if disturbed.