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Bear

Bears are carnivoran mammals of the family Ursidae. They are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans. 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, small rounded ears, shaggy hair, plantigrade paws with five nonretractile claws, and short tails.

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Mama Bear and Baby Bear

Tugging on the heart strings of people everywhere.

Contributed by Amber Jipson

Nothing cuter than a Bear Bathing

Guys, look at him.

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Bear Falls Asleep after Eating 20 Pound Bag of Dog Food

A bear in Lake Mary in Seminole County, Florida went into someone's garage, ate an entire bag of dog food and then decided to sleep on their lawn!

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Just a Bear Taking a Bath... No Biggie.

Nature is a beautiful thing. And so is bath-time.

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Cute Polar Bears

While these polar bear cubs are beyond adorable, it is easy to see that they are not in there natural habitat. We need to help in preserving their habitats so that we can allow these animals to live in the white wonderland up north.

Contributed by Brogan Holcombe

Everything Tastes Like Chicken

Haha! That bear is so right!

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Bear Cubs Hiding from Mother

3 bear cubs hiding from their mother- so cute!

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Guy Adopts 2 Puppies but Finds Out They're Bears

A Chinese man named Wang Kaiyu discovered that the 2 puppies he's been raising for the past 2 years were actually Asian black bears and all because of a poster for a wildlife protection exhibition! He got the bears from a man crossing the Vietnamese border with 2 "good looking puppies" and raised them like he would with dogs. The bears are now at a rescue and rehab center.

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

A bear cub orphaned by hunters; such a sad but at the same time heartwarming story

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Black Bear

An American black bear in Asheboro, North Carolina taken by someone named Valerie

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

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