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Bears are eight species of the family Ursidae, among them the largest living terrestrial carnivores.
A bear is a stocky mammal, ranging in size from 59 pounds (sun bear) to well over 1,000 pounds (brown and polar bears). All bears walk plantigrade, i.e., with the soles and heels fully on the ground. Each foot has five digits bearing large, non-retractile claws; unlike dogs, bears have no dewclaws. The tail is stubby.
The thick, shaggy fur is generally brown, black, or white, depending on species; however, color variants occur within species. The American black bear is known for having brown, tan, cinnamon, or even white variants.
- American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
- Asiatic Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus)
- Brown Bear (Ursus arctos)
- Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)
- Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)
- Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus)
- Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus)
- Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus)
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