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There are only 8 BEAR species, all of which are large, solitary mammals. Most species are omnivores but there are some exceptions. The herbivorous Giant Panda feeds exclusively on bamboo while the Polar Bear, the largest land predator alive today, has a diet consisting almost entirely of meat.

Bear Cubs

I'm ready for my claws-up. By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 15:57 GMT, 24 August 2011 Jill Greenberg, like every other professional photographer, knows that models can be hard to handle - with their diva-like demands and hissy fits.

I'm ready for my claws-up

And, with the models she works with especially, getting them at the wrong time of day is literally like dealing with a bear with a sore head. Greenberg's studio portraits feature animal celebrities, including many who have appeared in Hollywood films and commercials, at their most cute - and frightening. Paw-trait: Amos, an impossibly adorable European Brown Bear, poses for a Jill Greenberg portrait in Kern, Frazier Park, California.

Andean spectacled bear. Polar bears and dogs playing. Brown bears gathered around whale carcass. Look at those nails! Polar Bear party. Brown bear. Kermode bear. Description[edit] Spirit bears hold a prominent place in the oral stories of the Canadian First Nations and American Indians of the area.

Kermode bear

It has also been featured in a National Geographic documentary.[2] Scientists have found that black bears are not as effective at catching fish as white bears, as the white bears are less visible from the perspective of the fish. While at night the two colours of bears have similar success rates at catching fish, such as salmon, during the day the white bears are 30% more effective.[3] The Kermode bear was named after Francis Kermode, former director of the Royal B.C. Polar Bear in Captivity. Asiatic Black Bear (aka the Moon Bear) Brown bear. Polar Bear on top of whale skull. What goes on when you are not there! Andean Spectacled Bear. Sankebetsu brown bear incident. A reproduction of "Kesagake".

Sankebetsu brown bear incident

Note the helmet for scale. The Sankebetsu brown bear incident (三毛別羆事件, Sankebetsu Higuma jiken?) , also referred to as the Rokusensawa bear attack (六線沢熊害事件, Rokusensawa yūgai jiken?) Or the Tomamae brown bear incident (苫前羆事件, Tomamae Higuma jiken?) Charging Bear. Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru animal photography Tags: bear.

Charging Bear

Sloth bear faces off against tiger. Filming Kodiak Bears Underwater. Brown bear catching salmon. Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru animal photography Tags:

Brown bear catching salmon

'Grizzly Poking His Head Out Of The Scotch Broom' Polar Bear stretching in a field of flowers. Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru animal photography Tags:

Polar Bear stretching in a field of flowers

Alaska. The Catch by Roman Golubenko. Biologist explains why there is nothing wrong with Giant Pandas. New to reddit?

Biologist explains why there is nothing wrong with Giant Pandas

Click here! You learn something new every day; what did you learn today? Submit interesting and specific facts that you just found out (not broad information you looked up, TodayILearned is not /r/wikipedia).Submissions must be verifiable. Please link directly to a reliable source that supports every claim in your post title. Images alone do not count as valid references. Sloth bear of Mysore. “[Sloth] Bears, as a rule, are excitable but generally harmless creatures.

Sloth bear of Mysore

This particular bear carried the mark of Cain, in that he had become the wanton and deliberate murderer of several men, whom he had done death in most terrible fashion, without provocation”— “The Black Bear of Mysore”, from Man-Eaters and Jungle Killers, Kenneth Anderson, Allen & Unwin, 1957 The reasons given to explain the Mysore sloth bear’s unusual behaviour varied. Some of the natives within the bear’s killing range thought that the bear was a sow taking revenge on humanity after her cubs were stolen[citation needed]. Others thought that it was a male which had previously abducted a young girl as its mate, only to have her rescued by the villagers, thus inciting the bear’s anger.

Brown Bear.