A bear's habitat depends largely on the type of bear and its location in the world as bears are found in both wooded and open environments. However, most bears prefer densely sheltered areas for sleeping during the day. More »

Polar bears do not live on Antarctica or anywhere near Antarctica. They live at and near the North Pole, mainly on the ice pack. Exclusively a Northern Hemisphere species, polar bears live in a type of habitat that is sc... More »

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Black bears generally live in thickly forested areas of Canada, the United States and Mexico. In the U.S., they are mostly found in New England, along the Rocky Mountains and in the Pacific Northwest, with smaller popula... More »

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The average lifespan of a bear depends on the type of bear and whether it was kept in captivity or lived in the wild, but bears can die when they are less than 1 year old or live all the way into their late 30s. Black be... More »

Only one type of bear lives in the rainforest and this bear is known as the spectacled bear, or the Andean bear. It lives in several areas of South America. More »

The polar bear is considered by most experts to be the largest species of bear in the world. Males can reach weights of over 1,500 pounds, with the largest polar bear on record weighing over 2,200 pounds. More »

Although the two species are relatively closely related, grizzly bears and polar bears differ in terms of their fur, dentition, behavior and natural habitat. Most of the key differences between the two species relate to ... More »