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What Are Bears?

/ Post by Katie Billing Most of us know of grizzly bears, pandas and polar bears, but what makes all of these animals “bears?” Bears fall in the family Ursidae, which contains 8 species in 5 genera including Ursus, Tremarctos, Melursus, Helarctos, and Ailuropoda. This family includes our beloved black bear, brown bear, polar bear,

The Sun Bear!

Bear Species number 5 (of 8 – see below): The Sun Bear! Sun bears weigh approximately 100 pounds and are the smallest bear species of the all (consider an adult male polar bear can weigh up to 1,200 pounds!). Look at that cute face! [They] have a long tongue and snout for eating insects and