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Bear - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Bear **

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This article is about the mammalian family. For the koala and extinct
bear-like marsupials, see Phascolarctidae. For other uses, see Bear
(disambiguation).
"Ursine" redirects here. For the village, see Ursine, Nevada.
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Bears
Temporal range: 38–0Ma
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Late Eocene – Recent

Brown bear, /Ursus arctos/ in Norway
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Suborder: Caniformia
Family: *Ursidae*
G. Fischer de Waldheim, 1817
Genera
· /Ailuropoda/
· /Helarctos/
· /Melursus/
· /Ursus/
· /Tremarctos/
· /Agriarctos/ †
· /Agriotherium/ †
· /Amphicticeps/ †
· /Amphicynodon/ †
· /Arctotherium/ †
· /Arctodus/ †
· /Indarctos/ †
· /Kolponomos/ †
· /Parictis/ †
· /Plionarctos/ †
· /Ursavus/ †

*Bears* are mammals of the family *Ursidae*. Bears are classified as
caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest
living relatives. Although only eight species of bears are extant, they are
widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern
Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere. Bears are found on the
continents of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Common characteristics of modern bears include large bodies with stocky
legs, long snouts, shaggy hair, plantigrade paws with five nonretractile
claws, and short tails. While the polar bear is mostly carnivorous and the
giant panda feeds almost entirely on bamboo, the remaining six species are
omnivorous, with varied diets.

With the exceptions of courting individuals and mothers with their young,
bears are typically solitary animals. They are generally diurnal, but may
be active during the night (nocturnal) or twilight (crepuscular),
particularly around humans. Bears are aided by an excellent sense of smell,
and despite


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear

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