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bear : any of a family of large heavy mammals of America and Eurasia that have long shaggy hair, rudimentary tails, and plantigrade feet and feed largely on fruit, plant matter, and insects as well as on flesh (Bear, 2015) [1]blank.gifWebster blank.gif | Free | OneLook | Visuwords
Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives. Although there are only eight living species of bear, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere. Bears are found in the continents of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Common characteristics of modern bears include a large body with stocky legs, a long snout, shaggy hair, plantigrade paws with five nonretractile claws, and a short tail. While the polar bear is mostly carnivorous and the giant panda feeds almost entirely on bamboo, the remaining six species are omnivorous, with largely varied diets including both plants and animals. (Bear, 2015) [2]blank.gif Wikipedia


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GoPro: Grizzly Eats My GoPro

This Is What It Looks Like to Get Eaten by a Grizzly Bear (Roberto Baldwin, Wired)


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Here are some other famous mammals:
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ice, marine blank.gif carnivora blank.gifpolar bear

These are the most intelligent mammals:
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primate blank.gifgorillablank.gifmonkeyblank.gifapeblank.gifsee also human

See also dog+bear


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Subject Specific Links

Living With Bears Bear Study (The Wildlife Institute) BBC wildlife Finder, bear Nature, Bear (PBS) Bear Planet.org

OneLook Merriam-Webster Free Wiktionary Visuwords

A-Z Animals, bear Wikipedia New World Encyclopedia

Specific Dewey 599.7 Land Carnivores, Tigers, Bear, Cats (BUBL LINK)
Free Internet Public Library dmoz Commercial Best of the Web

"bear" DuckDuckGo WolframAlpha

Library of Congress

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress UPenn Online Books Open Library Hathi Trust

ISBNdb ISBNdb Google Books eBooks.com Barnes and Noble Amazon eBay Books

Globio Glossopedia, Bears Nature for Educators, bear (PBS)

Open Education Consortium


NPR Archives Google News

Google Scholar

American Bear Association Ursus International, Conservation


Many Links to Origami Bear Instructions

Amazon Toys


Disneynature's Bears - Official Trailer

Disneynature's Bears: First Look Featurette

Disneynature Bears Movie Review : Beyond The Trailer

Bears (Disneynature)
Bears Film (Wikipedia)

True Life Adventures (Wikipedia)


These videos are about Dr Pazhitnov and wife who rescue and care for baby bears.
Back story about baby bears

Tame baby bears

Baby bears take a bath

Baby bears instincts


Please don't chase bears while drunk with a hatchet

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Police: Please don’t drunkenly chase a bear with a hatchet, no but seriously though (Eric Levenson, Boston.com)

Bear Attack, Man is trying to run away from attacking Bear: GoPro


Teddy bears, of course!

How to Draw a Bear

Bear Cams

Silly Bear T-Shirts


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    Animals Bears - Google News
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      Toledo BladeToledo Zoo's playful polar bear being transferredToledo BladeDr. Meyerson is also the coordinator of the Species Survival Plan for polar bears, a program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that oversees management and reproduction of captive animals in facilities accredited by the association. She said ...
    • Bears, rattlesnakes, coyotes and more: How to react to Colorado wildlife - The Denver Channel Monday
      The Denver ChannelBears, rattlesnakes, coyotes and more: How to react to Colorado wildlifeThe Denver ChannelDENVER — Springtime in Colorado means two sets of hibernation are over; both those of humans and animals. Outdoor enthusiasts will be back on thawed out trails, hiking in the woods, walking along streams and most likely seeing wildlife. Throughout ...
    • They're playful, curious, intelligent and whole lot closer than you might think - The Bellingham Herald May 19, 2017
      The Bellingham HeraldThey're playful, curious, intelligent and whole lot closer than you might thinkThe Bellingham Herald“Outside of dense human habitat, there's a good amount of bears,” said Jedidiah Forsyth co-founder of the Cascadia Naturalist Association, which is focused on outdoor and ecological education. ... It's one of those animals that you can see into its mind.
    • How I Helped Rescued Moon Bears Recover From Bear Farm Agony - One Green Planet May 16, 2017
      One Green PlanetHow I Helped Rescued Moon Bears Recover From Bear Farm AgonyOne Green PlanetI lost sleep, I felt sick, and the story of the bears simply stayed with me. I wanted to help rescue them, and in that terrible darkness that had unveiled itself to me, Animals Asia was a great and powerful light. I knew that my life would be deeply ...
    • What Keeping Polar Bears in Zoos and Aquariums Does to These Animals Will Shock You - One Green Planet May 10, 2017
      One Green PlanetWhat Keeping Polar Bears in Zoos and Aquariums Does to These Animals Will Shock YouOne Green PlanetThe first U.S. zoo opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1874. Since then, zoos and marine parks have become a popular source of family entertainment. Parents take photos of children with their faces pressed against a glass wall as an animal stares ...


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    1. ^ Bear. (2015). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved July 11, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bear
    2. ^ Bear. (2015). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved July 11, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear