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Bear Fact Friday

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Bears can run up to 40 miles per hour, fast enough to catch a running horse. The fastest known human alive today is Usain Bolt, who can run 27mph

Black bears are not always black. They come in a rainbow of colors from black to reddish brown (cinnamon bears) to light brown to white

The word “bear” is an Old English word, derived from the Proto-Indo-European *bher-, meaning “bright brown.”

In 2008, a Canadian man was attached by a grizzly bear. He survived the attack by playing dead, even when the bear began to gnaw on his scalp. The bear eventually lost interest and went away.

Bears are the only large predators that regularly eat both meat and plants. For this reason, they have different teeth specifically used for meat eating and plant eating.

All bears are good swimmers, but the polar bear is the most efficient swimmer. It can swim up to 4-6 mph for 100 miles. One polar bear swam 200 miles without stopping. Polar bears can also swim very well under water

The Asiatic black bear has the largest ears of any species of bears.

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5 Comments

  1. Mayor Gia
    July 12, 2013

    Bears are cuddly little adorable murderers. I approve of this.
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  2. Shelly Kramer
    July 12, 2013

    I’m tired of bear facts. It was funny once. Twice, maybe. Now stop. Also, that bookcase was awesome – tell Keely to never question your taste again.

    • Liz
      July 12, 2013

      I love bear facts! Do what makes you happy, Lynn!

    • Lynn
      July 12, 2013

      ok, well the bookcase was Andie and despite your disliking bear facts I have a million more … so tough … and yet I still love you and by the way, I used my birthday present in Vermont and it was awesome (and so are you)

  3. Julie
    July 12, 2013

    The last time they clocked me running after the ice cream truck I was going 27.5 mph. Just saying . . .

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