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Bears are mammals that come from the family named Ursidae. They can be as small as four feet long and weighing of 60 pounds. Or they can also be as big as 8 feet long and can weigh up to thousand pounds. They can be found in Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
Bears have nontraceable claws, have short tails and a remarkable sense of smell which helps them in their survival. There is a total of eight species of bears: brown bears, polar bears, sun bears, spectacled bears, giant pandas, sloth bears, North American black bears and Asiatic black bears.
Bears can live up to approximately 25 years in the wild and 50 years in captivity. A total of six species including the giant panda and the polar bears are extremely threatened and are close to extinction.
During winter, food is usually scarce, and it is difficult for bears to go outside in the open to hunt for food. So, to deal with this scenario, they have a unique solution: they hibernate in winter. Hibernation is a physical state in which bears can lower their heart rate, body temperature, respiration and metabolism rate to a minimum so that less amount of energy is consumed. Black and grizzly bears can sleep up to 100 days in hibernation where they do not eat, drink or even defecate. Bears can consume the layer of fat that they made while hunting in summer.
All bears are omnivores and rest assured, they all love honey too. But different species of bears have different diets. Polar bears love to eat seals whereas American black bears love insect larvae and berries – wherever and whenever they are available. Giant pandas mostly eat bamboo. One may easily conclude that sloth bears would be slow eaters but to the contrary, they are extremely fast eaters; sloth bears are able to make a hole in a termite mound and can have a full meal with just one sniff.
The biggest threat that different species of bears face is the loss of habitat. This is because of our growing human population, logging and agriculture – which uses a lot of land for growing fruits and vegetables.
This loss in habitat results in less space available for bears which they need to hunt for food, and in this way bears also come in contact with humans which results in human-wildlife conflict. In fear that bears might become a threat to human population, bears are killed mercilessly out of concern for human safety or in retaliation of crop-raiding.