Bear

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Introduction1

Dictionary

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 — Webster

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Thesaurus

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Encyclopedia

Bears are carnivoran mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears 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.

While the polar bear is mostly carnivorous, and the giant panda feeds almost entirely on bamboo, the remaining six species are omnivorous with varied diets. With the exception of courting individuals and mothers with their young, bears are typically solitary animals. They may be diurnal or nocturnal and have an excellent sense of smell. Despite their heavy build and awkward gait, they are adept runners, climbers, and swimmers. Bears use shelters, such as caves and logs, as their dens; most species occupy their dens during the winter for a long period of hibernation, up to 100 days. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica

Portal

Bear Planet

Search

WolframAlpha

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Inspiration

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Preservation

Ursus International, Conservation

Quotation

Quotations Page

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Organization

American Bear Association

News

Phys.org, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Fun

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

Arts

Bears in Art (Wikipedia Commons)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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    on May 20, 2022 at 11:44 am

    Two bear cubs are starting a new life in a sanctuary in Vietnam after being rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, an animal welfare group said Friday.

  • Paleontologists find the jaws of an extremely...
    on May 20, 2022 at 5:51 am

    Ural paleontologists discovered the lower jaws of an Etruscan bear from the Early Pleistocene (2–1.5 million years ago) in the Taurida Cave (Crimean Peninsula). Scientists reported the finding in the international journal of paleobiology Historical Biology.

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    on May 19, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    In the days of cable TV, melancholy commercials pleading for donations to help save big animals on the brink of extinction—such as elephants, polar bears, gorillas, and pandas—landed on screens across the United States.

  • Research documents domestic cattle genetics in...
    on May 10, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports has revealed the strongest evidence to date that all bison in North America carry multiple small, but clearly identifiable, regions of DNA that originated from domestic cattle.

  • Massachusetts' black bear population keeps growing
    on May 9, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Great white sharks aren't the only apex predators that are being seen more frequently around the region.

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Notes

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