Bears are any of a family Ursidae of the order
Bear in Foreign Languages:
Albanian: ari / ariu
Bulgarian: mecok / mecka
Cherokee: yonv / yona
Crimean Tatar: ayuv
Dutch: beer/ berin
Finnish: karhu / otso / mesikämmen
Greek: arkoúda / árktos
Hebrew: deba / debo
Hindi: bhaalo / bhalu
Irish: béar donn / mathúin
Latin: ursus / ursa
Lithuanian: lokys / meška
Low German: Bår
Maltese: ors / debb
Old English: bera
Old Irish: art / mathgamain
Old Turkic: adig
Polish: niedzwiedz / niedzwiedzica
Russian: medvéd’ / medvédica
Sardinian: ursu / ùssulu
Scottish Gaelic: mathan
Slovenian: medved / medvedka
West Frisian: bear
Species: There are a 8 known species of bears.
The 8 living species of bear include: Asiatic Black
Bear, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Polar Bear, Panda Bear
, Sloth Bear, Spectacled Bear and Sun Bear.
Habitat: Bears live all over the world, they
are not however found in Antarctica or Australia. Their
habitats range from tundra to dense rainforests and
Description: Bears have massive bodies, coarse
heavy fur, relatively short limbs, and almost rudimentary
tails. Bears are covered with thick fur, which protects
them in the severe cold that most species encounter
in their habitats. The polar bear, brown bear, and American
black bear have solid color coats. The sun bear, sloth
bear, spectacled bear, and Asiatic black bear have dark
coats with light patterns on the chest and face.
Diet: Bears are omnivores, the eat both plants
and meat. The exact make up of their food prefences
varies from species to species.
Senses: Bears have an acute sense of smell and
a natural curiosity.
Life Span: Most species of bears have an average
life span of about 25 years.