Unlike many animals, bears do not have tails. In the place of a tail, a bear has a flap of skin on its backside. More »

Polar bears possess a number of adaptations for the cold that keep them warm, including thick fur, thick fat and increased body size compared to other bear species. Due to these adaptations, polar bears are more likely t... More »

Polar bears large paws are an adaptation feature, which allows polar bears to spread their weight on snow and ice more effectively. The paws act like snowshoes for balancing the significant weight polar bears have. Fur o... More »

Bears eat plants, insects, fish and other animals. Although they're often thought of as carnivores and are even part of the Carnivora order, bears are actually opportunistic omnivores, meaning they subsist on both plant ... More »

Although polar bear cubs may be prey to other arctic carnivores, such as wolves, the only animals to naturally predate on adult polar bears and cubs are other polar bears. Cannibalism among polar bears is generally a res... More »

According to the National Wildlife Foundation, there are an estimated 32,500 grizzly bears remaining in the wild in the United States as of 2014. Of these, 31,000 are in Alaska, and the remainder are spread throughout th... More »

Kinkajous have large eyes, furry bodies and prehensile tails that make them resemble primates, but they are actually close relatives of raccoons and coatis. Kinkajous are omnivorous mammals in the Procyonidae family. The... More »

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