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Despite a national ban on hunting Romanian Bears, there is a negative attitude to bears and some locals have chosen deadly methods of bear culling.

sheepfold and grazing sheep flock: Romanian Bears

Sheepfold and grazing sheep flock on one of the many mountains in Romania. Locals often take matters into their own hands to protect themselves and livestock from “problem” bears.

When walking home one evening, Csaba Demeter, a forest guard from Carpathian Mountains was taken unawares by a brown bear that attacked him from behind. The animal pinned him to the ground and began to tear at his limbs and back with its teeth and claws. By playing dead,

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If a bear chases you should you climb a tree. Can bears climb trees?

Can bears climb trees?

Adult Brown Bear Climbing A Tree.

If a bear chases you, should you climb a tree? Can bears climb trees? Or is it only a certain species of bears that can climb trees?

Well, this is a question many people ask and one of the greatest myths that is filled with misconceptions and assumptions.

There used to be a general belief that bears can’t climb trees except for the Giant Panda. Others

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Just like actual real-life bears, these Bear Movies will keep you at the edge of your seat.

Bears : bear moviesA bear would rather hunt and eat other wild animals than attack humans. Nevertheless, Hollywood keeps portraying them as senseless killers. They have created several flicks of grizzlies mauling and tearing flesh, and the audience loved it.

But in many real-life cultures, bears are seen as symbols of strength and courage.

Even the Teddy bear, a chance creation by an American candy shop owner, finds itself in the arms of many, as a consolation when in solitude.

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The Grizzly Bear is possibly one of the most “notorious” and well-known bears today.

A Couple Of Grizzly Bears: Grizzly Bear Profile

A Couple Of Grizzly Bears. They Have A Reputation For Being Dangerous But Conflicts Can Be Avoided With Some Precautions.

Grizzly Bear is the common name for a very well-known brown bear subspecies native to North America, parts of Europe and Asia. This bear is one of the largest in the family, coming close behind the Polar Bear and the Kodiak Bear.

It’s known in scientific circles as the North American brown bear or by its scientific name Ursus Arctos Horribilis.

The term “grizzly” could be interpreted as referring to two things: “Grizzled” for its golden/gray tipped hair or “grisly” for its perceived fearsome disposition. Individual bears vary in color from

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The Kodiak Bear is one of the largest bears on Earth today: it’s second only to the Polar Bear.

A Kodiak Bear In A German Zoo

A Kodiak Bear In A German Zoo (Author: S. Taheri/Wiki Commons cc by-s.a. 3.0)

The Kodiak bear is a native of the Alaskan Kodiak Archipelago islands.

This bear is a subspecies of the brown bear. In fact, it’s the second largest of brown bears: only the Polar Bear can surpass it.

Apart from its intimidating size and exclusive habitat, there isn’t much difference between this bear and other brown bears especially the grizzlies.

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The Polar Bear is the largest land carnivore on Earth, only the Kodiak bear can rival it in size.

Polar Bear Sow In Alaska

Polar Bear Sow Near Kaktovik, Barter Island, Alaska. (Author: Alan Wilson – www.naturespicsonline.com. cc by-s.a. 3.0)

The polar bear is a carnivorous bear that’s also classified as a marine mammal because of its native dwelling place exclusively within the Arctic Circle, and surrounding land masses.

This is a large bear. In fact, it’s rivaled in size only by the Kodiak bear with some individuals weighing over 1500 pounds (700 kg).

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Here’s some evidence, and a video, that shows just how puny the largest bears today look compared to the now extinct giant prehistoric bears.

Restoration of the cave bear: Giant Prehistoric Bears

Life Restoration Of European Cave Bear (Author: Sergiodlarosa cc by-s.a. 3.0)

If you think Kodiak bears and Polar bears are scary at maximum heights in the range of 3 meters (9.8 feet), wait till you read about some of the giant prehistoric bears we’ve got lined up for you. Some easily weighed up to 3,500 pounds and stood at 3.7 meters (12 feet tall).

Also, if fossil evidence is anything to go by, these bears were among the most fearsome land predators and in the company of dinosaurs, and mammoths (though the mammoth was herbivorous).

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The brown bear is the most widespread and well-known species of bear alive today.

An Ussuri brown bear of Hokkaido

An Ussuri Brown Bear Of Hokkaido (Author: MiNe sfmine79/Wikimedia Commons cc 2.0)

The brown bear is the most widely distributed bear species worldwide and is one of the largest land carnivores alive today. The only other bear that can rival it in size is its close relative, the polar bear.

There are many subspecies of the brown bear, and it’s generally very well-known among humans wherever they inhabit. They are so popular that they are the favorite state and national symbols and sports team mascots in many countries.

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