22 Amazing facts you didn’t know about bears

As we mentioned in our previous post, bears love water and that’s one of the interesting facts about them you probably didn’t know. Today we’ve prepared 22 more facts to expand your knowledge about the the largest mammalian carnivore that ever lived on land.

We as animal lovers appreciate and admire every animal because we believe that animals are humans too. In fact, animals are more human than some humans these days! And if you continue reading, you’ll find out why bears are also considered as one of the smartest and interesting animals on Earth! Scroll down and find out!

1. You can count a bear’s age by counting the rings in a cross section of its tooth root under microscope

2. They have two layers of fur. A short one for keeping them warm and a long one to keep the water away
3. Bears are considered smart because they always find a way out to eat the bail without falling into traps
4. Bears live up to approximately 30 years and the oldest one known was 47 years old
5. Bears can run up to 40 miles per hour
6. Sun bears have the longest claws of any bear and longest tongue also
7. Black bears are not always black. They come in a rainbow of colors from black to reddish brown to light brown to white
8. They can see in color unlike other mammals
9. A polar bear’s stomach can hold 68 kg of meat
10. Bears have been known to eat snowmobile seats, engine oil, and rubber boots
11. About 98% of the grizzly bear population in the U.S. lives in Alaska
12. A polar bear can swim up to 200 miles without resting
13. Bears can see almost as well as humans, and they can hear a little better but they can smell much better
14. The word “bear” is an Old English word, meaning “bright brown”
15. The symbol of the United Russia Party is a bear, which symbolize power and pride
16. In 2008, a Canadian man was attacked by a grizzly bear. He survived by playing dead, even when the bear began to gnaw on his scalp. The bear eventually lost interest and went away
17. Because bears can walk short distances on their hind legs, some Native Americans called them “The beast that walks like a man”
18. Most bears are born without fur. Only polar bears and giant pandas are born with thin white fur
19. Polar bears are the largest land predators on Earth
20. Bears are the only large predators that eat both meat and plants. And they have different teeth specifically used for meat eating and plant eating
21. The oldest known bear, the Dawn Bear, lived about 20 million years ago and was the size of a small dog
22. They look very cute while playing with their little

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