They Used to Be Even Bigger
The largest mammalian carnivore that lived on earth was the giant short-faced bear that was double the size of today’s biggest bear. It was measured 6′ 5″ tall when standing on all its four paws.
Living Long Lives
The correct way to estimate a bear’s age is to count the rings present in a cross-section of its tooth root under the lens of a microscope and bears have 2 layers of fur — a short layer and a long layer. On average, bears can live up to 30 years in their natural habitat and one captive bear lived till 47. They are extremely smart and have the ability to trundle rocks into bear traps, set off traps, and devour the bait.
Fact Vs. Fiction
Opposing popular belief only the polar bear is a true carnivore and all other species of bears are omnivores, that eat both plants, herbs, and meat. Sun bears have the lengthiest claws and tongue of any bear at 9.8″ long. Black bears do not always have a black color and come in various colors such as reddish, black, and light brown, and similar to other mammals, bears are able to see in color. American black bears are the most common bear species in the world.
Pretty Impressive Digestions
It has been seen that bears can eat almost anything, including engine oil, rubber boots, and snowmobile seats. Sloth bears’ have a fondness for termites and these bears do not have any front teeth, they suck out insects like a vacuum cleaner.