Bears

 

Bears are carnivoran mammals of the family Ursidae. They are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans. Although only eight species of bears are extant, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere. Bears are found on the continents of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Common characteristics of modern bears include large bodies with stocky legs, long snouts, small rounded ears, shaggy hair, plantigrade paws with five nonretractile claws, and short tails.

The brown bear is a bear that is found across much of northern Eurasia and North America. It is one of the largest living terrestrial members of the order Carnivore, rivaled in size only by its closest relative, the polar bear, which is much less variable in size and slightly larger on average.

The grizzly bear is a large subspecies of brown bear inhabiting North America. Scientists generally do not use the name grizzly bear but call it the North American brown bear.

Yes, lots of different bears live in the rainforest. Like the Black bear and the Spectacled bear! In fact, British Columbia, Canada has a ‘Great Bear Rainforest’, which has populations of the ‘Spirit Bear’ and the ‘Grizzly Bear’

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