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Bears are carnivorous animals belonging to the Ursidae family. Caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, are their classification. Bears are found in a broad variety of environments across the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere, despite the fact that only eight species are known to exist. On the continents of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, bears may be found. Large bodies with stocky legs, big snouts, tiny rounded ears, shaggy hair, plantigrade feet with five nonretractile claws, and short tails are all common features of contemporary bears.

The polar bear is primarily carnivorous, while the giant panda eats nearly completely bamboo, but the other six species are omnivore and eat a variety of foods. Bears are usually solitary creatures, with the exception of courting individuals and moms with their cubs. They can be active during the day or at night and have a keen sense of smell. They are capable runners, climbers, and swimmers despite their bulk and ungainly stride. Bears make their dens out of shelters like caves and logs, and most species hibernate for up to 100 days in their dens throughout the winter.

Bears have been killed for their flesh and fur since prehistoric times, and they’ve been employed for bear-baiting and other types of entertainment, including being forced to dance. They play a significant role in the arts, mythology, and other cultural aspects of many human civilizations due to their tremendous physical presence. Encroachment on bear habitats and illicit trading in bear parts, such as the Asian bile bear market, have put bears under threat in contemporary times. Six bear species are classified as vulnerable or endangered by the IUCN, and even species classified as least concern, such as the brown bear, are threatened with extinction in some nations. Poaching and foreign trafficking of these most vulnerable species are illegal, yet they still happen.



The English term “bear” derives from Old English bera and is part of a family of Germanic language bear names, including Swedish björn, which is also used as a first name. This version is said to be connected to a Proto-Indo-European word meaning “brown,” making “bear” mean “the brown one.” However, Ringe points out that, while this etymology is semantically reasonable, there is no word in Proto-Indo-European that means “brown” in this form. He proposes that “bear” is derived from the Proto-Indo-European word *hwr- *hwér “wild animal.” This euphemistic language for bear evolved as a taboo avoidance term: proto-Germanic tribes replaced their original word for bear—arkto—with this euphemistic expression out of concern that saying the animal’s actual name would cause it to appear. This is the oldest known euphemism, according to author Ralph Keyes.

Bear taxon names like Arctoidea and Helarctos, as well as the words “arctic” and “antarctic,” originate from the ancient Greek (arktos), which means “bear,” as does the name of the constellation Ursa Major, the “Great Bear,” which can be seen in the northern sky.

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