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.

American Beaver

In this guide to the American Beaver, you'll learn interesting facts inlcuding, conservation status, habitat and and behavior.

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    Does panhandling kill black bears?

    Although Yogi Bear thinks he's smarter than the average bear, he might not be using his brains when snatching picnic baskets. Does panhandling have more serious consequences than just extra calories? See more »

  • How Polar Bears Work

    How Polar Bears Work

    The polar bear's shocking whiteness, ferocity and sheer size make it an icon of purity and power. How do these animals survive in a frigid climate? See more »

  • Why don't pandas hibernate?

    Why don't pandas hibernate?

    They call the creature a bear. And bears are known to hibernate each winter. So why don't pandas slip into the same cold-weather stupor? Are they really even bears at all? See more »

  • Why is the birth rate so low for giant pandas?

    Why is the birth rate so low for giant pandas?

    Since 1990, there have been only five panda cubs born in the United States. This may seem a little low. Getting pandas to mate in captivity is extremely difficult. Why is the birth rate for giant pandas so low? Find out the answer in this article. See more »

  • Will I die if I eat polar bear liver?

    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. See more »

  • Bears


    Bear is a large, heavily built mammal with shaggy fur and a short tail. Formerly, bears were widely found in the northern forests of Europe is asia is and North America. See more »

  • How to Track a Bear

    How to Track a Bear

    You want to track a bear, but don't know how to do it. Learn about how to track a bear in this article. See more »

  • Panda


    Panda, the name of two mammals of Asia, the lesser panda and the giant panda. See more »

  • Test Your Polar Bear I.Q.

    Test Your Polar Bear I.Q.

    This polar bear I.Q. will test your knowledge of polar bears. Test yourself with this polar bear I.Q. See more »

  • The Ultimate Bear Quiz

    The Ultimate Bear Quiz

    There's Paddington Bear, Winnie the Pooh, Rupert Bear and many more. While kids may like to snuggle up with their teddy bear, real bears are wild creatures that can be very dangerous. There are many different kinds of bears, each with different characteristics and habits. Take this quiz to learn more about bears. See more »

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