54 Stunning Bear Facts


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1. ZZ Top refused a $1,000,000 offer from Gilette to shave their beards for an ad.
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2. Bears first appeared on the literary scene in the fairy tale 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' written by Robert Southey in 1834.
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3. A full-grown bear can run as fast as a horse.
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4. Brown bears have 5 inch long blunt claws.
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5. The grizzly gets its name from its white-tipped or grizzled fur.
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6. The prophet Mohammed dyed his beard with henna.
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7. The brown bears average life span in the wild is 25 years.
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8. Blackbeard was a pirate for two years.
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9. Grizzly bears sometimes cover their tracks for protection against hunters.
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10. The man with the longest beard in the world (4.5 feet) tripped over it, broke his neck and died.
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11. All polar bears are left-handed
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12. Despite their enormous size, brown bears are extremely fast, having been clocked at speeds of 30 miles per hour (48 kilometers per hour).
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13. Bears are omnivores which means they eat both plants and animals.
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14. Some bears are vegetarian, such as panda bears.
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15. Black bears are not always black. They can be brown, cinnamon, yellow, and sometimes white.
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16. The largest population of brown bears is in Russia, with 120,000.
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17. In the U.S., it is legal to own a brown bear in 9 states.
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18. The first animated film on Winnie-the-Pooh is produced by Walt Disney in 1975.
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19. There are only 2 venomous lizards: the Gila monster and the Mexican Bearded Lizard.
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20. The more common bearded men are, the less attractive beards become to women, according to a study.
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21. Most bear cubs are born bald!
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22. Polar Bears are capable of jumping as high as 6 feet and can run as fast as 25mph.
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23. Men who grow beards easily and earlier in life are considered more likely to go bald.
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24. Many Amish men don't wear wedding rings. Instead, they grow their beards out.
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25. Grizzly bears are one of the most adaptable bear species in the world.
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26. Black bears use sounds to express a range of emotions.
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27. The black bear is an intelligent animal with keen senses of smell and hearing.
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28. The hair on a polar bear is not white, but clear. They reflect light, so they appear white.
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29. Beard trimming is banned by the Bible.
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30. You can buy ornaments for your beard online.
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31. A grolar bear is a grizzly-polar bear hybrid that can be found in the wild.
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32. Theodore Roosevelt had guinea pigs called Admiral Dewey, Bishop Doane, Dr Johnson, Father O’Grady and Fighting Bob Evans, and a small bear called Jonathan Edwards.
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33. A male bear is called a boar while a female bear is called a sow.
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34. Most teddy bears are manufactured with a neutral expression so children can project their own emotions onto them.
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35. A man named Thomas Earl was once fired, mauled by a bear, and shot by the police in the same day.
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36. At birth, a panda bear is smaller than a mouse.
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37. For polar bears, a single mating session may last up to 65 minutes, with a male mating with the same female for as long as 10 days.
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38. The more likely a man can grow a beard, the more likely he will eventually go bald.
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39. Giant Panda Bears give birth to a 4 ounce Baby Panda!
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40. All polar bears are left handed.
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41. Charles Darwin only grew his famous beard in his mid-fifties to relieve his eczema.
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42. A bear fought in WWII.
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43. Bears in the brown bear family have a distinctive shoulder hump.
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44. Scientifically, more is known about the brown bear than about any of the other bear species apart from the American black bear.
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45. The adult male grizzly bear can reach a weight of 410 kilograms.
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46. The grizzly bear is the second largest land carnivore in North America.
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47. The word 'Bear' originally meant brown.
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48. Grizzly bears can migrate long distances. In fact many have been recorded to roam several hundred miles.
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49. U.S. states that have adopted the American Black Bear as their official state mammal are Louisiana, New Mexico, and West Virginia.
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50. Residents of Churchill, Canada leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who might encounter Polar Bears on Main Street.
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51. Out of the 9 species of bears, 7 are on the IUCN list of threatened species.
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52. A pack of wolves or a black bear is no match for a healthy adult moose.
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53. The more men there are in a society, the more hair they grow to attract mates, resulting in beards and long hair.
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54. The sound of a Sloth Bear sucking up termites can be heard 330 feet away.

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