Bear

Cosma Home > Communication > Knowledge > Realm > Terrestrial (Earth) > Life > Animal > Bear

Spotlight

This is an interactive 360° YouTube video — press and hold to explore!

Related

Pages
Animal Ant, Bee, Butterfly, Shark, Frog, Crow, Owl, Bear, Giraffe, Dolphin, Monkey, More soon…

Resources

These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…

General

Portal

Bear Planet

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

Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

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

Britannica, Columbia (Infoplease)

Search

WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

Preservation

Ursus International, Conservation

Quotation

Quotations Page Bartlett’s

Library

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

Participation

Community

Organization

American Bear Association

Blog

WordPress

News

NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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

returntotop