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