A Bear's Life

November 15, 2019
A brown bear climbs with its cubs.
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Bears are large, furry mammals. They have big skulls and strong jaws. Different types of bears are found in many parts of the world. How does a bear spend its day? Read on to find out.

Bears are omnivores.

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Omnivores eat both meat and plants. Brown bears can eat up to 90 pounds of food in a day. That’s a lot of chewing!

Bears take care of their cubs.

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Bears protect their young. These sloth bear cubs are riding on their mother’s back.

Bears can swim.

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Polar bears are good swimmers. They dive into the water to hunt for fish and seals. A polar bear’s front paws are webbed. This helps the bear paddle.

Some bears hibernate.

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This means they sleep for most of the winter. But first, they fill up on food. A bear’s winter home is called a den.

Did you know?

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Bears have four paws. Each paw has five sharp claws. Bears use their paws for digging, fishing, hunting, and climbing.