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Bears are part of the Mammalia Class and are within the order Carnivora. There are only 8 living species of bear and each has stocky legs a long snout, thick shaggy hair and five non-retractile claws.

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Will I die if I eat polar bear liver?

If your favorite diner's blue plate special is ever sauteed polar bear liver, you may want to stick with salad. This meal can cause symptoms far beyond indigestion.


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