Bear Facts for Kids

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Join Albert as he explores amazing bear facts for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners. Click on the images to hear silly sounds and then read about fun bear facts like what do bears look like?, what sound do bears make?, how big are bears?, what do bears eat?, where do bears live?, and more fun facts about bears!

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What do bears look like?

Bears are big mammals. Mammals are warm-blooded animals that have fur or hair and feed their babies milk. There are 8 kinds of bears: polar bears, grizzly or brown bears, giant panda bears, American black bears, Asian black bears, spectacled bears, sun bears and sloth bears.

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What sound do bears make?

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Bears make many different sounds like grunting, snorting, barking, growling, and roaring.

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How big are bears?

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There are different types of bears and they all grow to different sizes. Sun bears are the smallest at around 4 feet (120 centimeters) long. When they stand up on their back legs they are about the size of 7 year old kid. Grizzly and polar bears are the biggest. They can grow to around 9 ft (3 m) long. That’s bigger than a large sofa!

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What do bears eat?

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Bears are omnivores, that means they eat both plants and other animals. They eat things like leaves, berries, insects and fish. But some bears, like the polar bear, eat almost only meat, while others like the giant panda eat almost only plants (and only one kind – bamboo!).

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Where do bears live?

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Bears live in pretty much every kind of place you can think of – hot jungles, forests, grasslands, mountains, and the freezing cold arctic.

More fun facts about bears for kids

  • There are 8 kinds of bears:
    1. Polar bear
    2. Grizzly or Brown bear
    3. Giant Panda bear
    4. American Black bear
    5. Asian Black bear
    6. Spectacled bear
    7. Sun bear
    8. Sloth bear
  • Bears can smell better than dogs.
  • Bears do not have whiskers.
  • Some bears, like grizzly bears and American black bears, can hibernate or sleep for up to 100 days in a row – without waking up!
  • Most bears have a sweet tooth. They like sweet things like honey so much that don’t even care if they get stung by the bees protecting it.
  • When bears want to scare away other bears or animals they stand up on their back legs.
  • Even though animals like koalas, red pandas and even raccoons are called “bears” in some languages, they are not actually bears.
  • Pandas have a special bone in their front paws that acts like a thumb and helps them grab and eat bamboo shoots.

Sources: Wikipedia, Live Science, Creative Commons, Britannica.com and Freesound.org

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Alphabetical list of animals that start with B

A full alphabetical list of popular animals that start with the letter B for toddlers and preschool kids.

  1. Baboon
  2. Badger
  3. Bandicoot
  4. Barnacle
  5. Barracuda
  6. Bat
  7. Bass
  8. Bear
  9. Beaver
  10. Beetle
  11. Bison
  12. Blackbird
  13. Blue Whale
  14. Boa
  15. Boar
  16. Bobcat
  17. Bullfrog
  18. Bumble Bee
  19. Butterfly

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