Bear Facts


Did you know?

-Bears have a excellent sense of smell and are very skilled runners, climbers, and swimmers.

-Bears use caves and burrows as their dens; most species of bear occupy these dens during the winter for a long period of time for hibernation.

-Some bears can hibernate for up to 100 days.

-Some Polar bears have been known to reach over 2000 pounds.

-The smallest bears are the sun bears of Asia weighing around the weight of a 15 year old human 99-150 lbs

-The Brown Bear has been known to reach speeds in excess of 25 mph.

-Bears’ non-retractable claws are used for digging, climbing, tearing, and catching prey.

-Bears’ excellent sense of smell is better than that of dogs, or possibly any other land mammal.