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What is a baby bear called?

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A baby bear from any of the bear species or either sex is called a cub. A male adult bear is called a boar or he-bear, while an adult female is called a sow or she-bear. A group of bears is usually referred to as a pack, group or sloth.

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What is a baby bear called?
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Bears belong to the Ursidae family and are mostly found in the Northern Hemisphere, but some species reside in the Southern Hemisphere. They are large, muscular and furry mammals. Only eight species of bear still exist. Most are omnivorous, but polar bears are largely carnivores, while pandas eat mostly only bamboo.

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