Bear Facts – Interesting Facts About Bear

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Facts About Bears

Tigers are the only predators known to regularly prey on adult bears.

Bears are solitary animals, with the exception of courting individuals and mothers with their young.

During hibernation, bears metabolism slows down, its body temperature decreases slightly, and its heart rate slows from a normal value of 55 to just 9 beats per minute.

Unlike cats and like dogs, bears have non retractable claws.

Bears lose most of their heat from their paws.

Bears have never lived in Australia.

Panda bear is the only bear species that does not moves its ears to pick up sound.

Brown bear is the most widely distributed bear in the world.

Panda bears have an extra thumb which is an extra large wrist bone for holding onto bamboo stalks.

Once bears breed, they part their ways. Male bears do not help the mother raise the cubs.