There are eight different species of bears across the world with a conservation status ranging from vulnerable to least concern. Depending on the bear species, habitats include North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the northern-most polar regions. While not ordinarily a threat to humans, bears are animals that can be very dangerous if startled, provoked, or approached when young bears (cubs) are present.
4 Amazing Facts:
- While considered a carnivorous species, most bears eat vegetation as their primary food source. In fact, just 10% of a grizzly bear’s diet is meat!
- Polar bears are on average not just the largest bear species, but also the largest carnivorous land animal on Earth!
- Do NOT try to outrun a bear. Black bears can run up to 35 miles per hour, which is significantly faster than the fastest human ever. Even larger grizzly bears can reach speeds that top 30 miles per hour.
- Many bear experts believe bears can smell from up to 20 miles away.
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