Ursus arctos - Norway


Bears have excellent senses of smell, sight and hearing. They can smell food, cubs, a mate or predators from miles away. Their great eyesight allows them to detect when fruits are ripe.

Appearance & DietsEdit

Common characteristics of modern bears include large bodies with stocky legs, long snouts, shaggy hair, plantigrade paws with five nonretractile claws, and short tails. While the Polar Bear is mostly carnivorous and the giant panda feeds almost entirely on bamboo the remaining six species are omnivorous with varied diets.


Bears are mammals of the family They are classified as uniforms or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives. Although only eight  species of bears are extant, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere. Bears are found in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.