Bear Facts For “Bear Facts”


Aidan Elsroth

  • Only eight species of bears are extinct
  • Bears can see in color
  • Polar bears are the largest land predators. They may stand taller than 11 feet and weigh over 1,700 lbs
  • Bears have a better sense of smell than any dog or mammal
    All living polar bears’ ancestry can be traced back to one female brown bear in Ireland 50,000 years ago
  • A group of bears are called a sloth
  • Koala bears aren’t bears. They are actually marsupials
  • A bear fought for the Polish army during World War 2. It carried ammunition and was taught to salute
  • Grizzly bears have to eat 20,000 calories a day, or about 36 Big Macs
  • Russians take guns into space so if they land off course from their trip back, they can fight off bears
  • Residents of Churchill, Canada leave their cars unlocked to help protect pedestrians who are being chased by polar bears
  • Male bears are called boars and females are called sows
  • California’s state animal, the California grizzly bear, is extinct
  • The Chicago Bears released Jay Cutler. The Bears are now slowly getting better.