Compare the Bears

November 15, 2019
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There are eight species of bears. They are different colors and sizes. They live in different parts of the world. Read the chart to learn about three bear species. Which is your favorite?

Giant Panda

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FOOD — Bamboo shoots and leaves

SIZE — Up to six feet tall home.

HOME — Bamboo forests in the mountains of China

FACT — Pandas use their large teeth and strong jaws to chomp on bamboo.

Polar Bear

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FOOD — Seals and small whales

SIZE — Up to eight feet tall

HOME — Sea ice and coastal land in the Arctic

FACT — Polar bears have a thick layer of fur and blubber. This helps them keep warm in their cold habitat.

Brown Bear

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FOOD — Roots, berries, nuts, and fruit

SIZE — Up to nine feet tall

HOME — Forests and mountains of North America, Europe, and Asia

FACT — Brown bears come in many colors. Some are nearly black. Others are blond.