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Bear Knowledge

Try to guess these facts about bears in nature and popular culture.
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Last updated: January 15, 2018
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The only country where giant pandas live in the wild
China
Primary food of giant pandas
Bamboo
Preferred food of polar bears
Seals
Preferred food of coastal grizzly bears during the summer months
Salmon
What many bears in northern regions do in the winter
Hibernate
Country which has the most bears
Canada
Country symbolized by a bear
Russia
Constellation, also known as the Great Bear, which includes the Big Dipper
Ursa Major
U.S. state which has the most bears
Alaska
U.S. President that the teddy bear is named for
Theodore Roosevelt
Word for a place where a bear lives
Den
Part of a polar bear's body which is toxic to humans due to high concentrations of Vitamin A
The Liver
Complete the analogy: Canine is to dogs as ______ is to bears
Ursine
"Lazy" type of bear found only on the Indian subcontinent that eats mostly insects
Sloth Bear
The only species of bear found in South America
Spectacled Bear
Animal, which despite its name, is not related to the giant panda
Red Panda
Conservation organization that uses the giant panda as its logo
WWF
The most common species of bear
American Black Bear
Body fluid of bears consumed as "medicine" in China
Bile
Book which features a bear named Baloo
The Jungle Book
71 Comments
+15
Level 66
Jan 5, 2018
I was gonna make a bear pun, but I decided not to. This concludes my comment.
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Level 83
Jan 5, 2018
I can't bear to think of what you might have come up with.
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Level 66
Jan 5, 2018
I hate to be the BEARer of bad news, but that was going to be my pun.
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Level 60
Jan 13, 2018
Stop with the puns or I will have to beat you with my bear hands.
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Level 45
Jul 28, 2021
how do we bear you guys
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Level 65
Jun 10, 2024
You'll just have to grin and bear it. These are the simple bear necessities. :D
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Level 60
Jan 13, 2018
Did anyone realize all 'bears' have 'BEARds' due to their hair?
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Level 68
Jan 13, 2018
I tried Andean too, then tried spectacled. Should be accepted
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Level 48
Jan 15, 2018
It is a bear faced lie that you decided not to make that pun, because the bear naked truth is that you did make it, and we can all bear witness to that
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Level 67
Jan 16, 2018
I smell Redditors and Imgurians in these parts...
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Level 71
Jul 28, 2021
This comment chain is turning into pure panda-monium!
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Level 71
Aug 3, 2021
Yeah, it's becoming quite a spectacled!
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Level 71
Jun 21, 2024
This thread is great -- comments aren't "polar-izing" like so many on the internet.
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Level 74
Jan 5, 2018
Had a gross time thinking about all the possible body fluids of bears. Thanks for that. (Had a better time thinking about all the possible ways for bear poachers to die.)
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Level 62
Jan 8, 2018
It's actually far worse than that. They don't just kill the bears and get the bile. They keep the bears alive in tiny cages and attached to equipment that continually harvests the bile. Apparently the process is brutal and the bears live in absolute torture day in and day out. There have been stories of bears committing suicide to escape the pain
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Level 69
Jan 7, 2018
I'd never heard of a sloth bear and had to look them up! They really are sort of built like a sloth and definitely give off a lazy-looking vibe, but the extra fur around their face is really pretty.
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Level 75
Jan 8, 2018
No mention of drop bears? :-(
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Level 66
Jan 13, 2018
Nothing about gummi bears, either.
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Level 74
Jan 15, 2018
Or water bears.
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Level 76
Jul 28, 2021
no mention of the bearnaked ladies either
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Level 74
Jan 10, 2018
It is a common misconception that bears hibernate. They do not. They do go into a state commonly called torpor; their body temperature drops, but less than true hibernators, and they can wake up pretty quickly when needed. Most true hibernators are reptiles and insects, although I believe that the groundhog might be one of the few mammals considered a true hibernator.
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Level ∞
Jan 14, 2018
In layman's terms, they absolutely do hibernate. The question is correct.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hibernation

1. (biology) A state of inactivity and metabolic depression in animals during winter.

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Level 84
Apr 14, 2020
Actually for brown bears their body temperature does not drop. That means they can wake up very shortly during winter.

It is called winter resting then and it is not hibernation.

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Level 63
Jan 11, 2018
Dwight K. Schrute finished this quiz with 3:40 remaining.
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Level 84
Feb 6, 2020
Fact!
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Level 68
Aug 1, 2021
FACT: Bears eat beets.
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Level 66
Jan 13, 2018
For Summer bear food tried "pic-a-nic baskets".
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Level 74
Jan 13, 2018
I tried campers. It didn't work either.
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Level 40
Jan 13, 2018
I wrote finland and it was accepted at Russia question, why?
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Level ∞
Jan 14, 2018
Finland's national animal is the bear. But Russia is the more well-known answer, obviously.
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Level 36
Jan 13, 2018
bear den? I'd have thought cave...
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Level 68
Aug 1, 2021
I also put cave
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Level 79
Jan 13, 2018
Bears eat beets. Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.
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Level 71
Jul 28, 2021
Bears eat boats and roasted goats and little hands of ivory.

A squid'll eat navy blue wooden shoes...

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Level 68
Jan 13, 2018
The Spectacled Bear is also known as the Andean Bear; should be accepted!
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Level ∞
Jan 14, 2018
Okay
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Level 89
Jan 14, 2018
Should say what animal is not *closely* related to the Giant Panda. They are, of course, related. They are in different families, but the same order and even sub-order.
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Level ∞
Jan 14, 2018
Just like I am related to you and both of us are related to pandas!
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Level 65
Jun 10, 2024
The red panda's place on the evolutionary tree has been debated, but modern genetic evidence places it in close affinity with raccoons, weasels, and skunks.
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Level 65
Jan 15, 2018
"What is the word for a place a bear lives?" This is such a vague question. I tried habitat, territory, range, etc. Maybe change the wording to reflect you are looking for the specific structure/enclosure that they live in instead. If the question had been "Where do bears hibernate" I would've gotten den for example. Just my 2 cents.
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Level 83
Jan 31, 2019
I got it easily. Obviously it's looking for a bear-specific answer.
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Level 69
Jul 12, 2019
If it would be where do bears hibernate, I dont think I would have gotten it... Moderate climate areas? I dunno. Now I got it though.
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Level 79
Jun 23, 2022
It wasn't a hard question at all within the context of the quiz. You just didn't get it lol. That's the whole point of the quizzes, to make you think.
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Level 35
Jan 16, 2018
What kind of bear is best?
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Level 77
Jan 17, 2018
False. Black Bear
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Level 82
Jan 18, 2018
Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.
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Level 55
Jun 14, 2024
Michael!!! Identity theft is not a victimless crime.
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Level 28
Jan 23, 2018
It wouldn't accept Canada or Theodore Roosevelt ???
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Level 65
Apr 14, 2019
got everything except for one question :(

i keep on forgetting that Alaska is part of the US :((

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Level 63
Oct 18, 2019
Ugh, stopped trying at #4 when hibernation didn't work. Maybe that can be a type-in?
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Level 71
Aug 3, 2021
Yo do know you can skip over it and keep on with the rest of the quiz, right?
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Level 75
Nov 9, 2019
Please accept spectacle for spectacled bear
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Level 66
Jun 6, 2020
"Hibernation" should be accepted
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Level ∞
Jul 24, 2021
Okay
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Level 79
Feb 23, 2021
Aarrgghhh... I tried 'Ursula Major' instead of Ursa Major...
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Level 79
Jul 28, 2021
Got it right this time
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Level 67
Sep 11, 2022
I tryed it's portuguese name, Ursa Maior. When I saw the correct answer I was so disappointed with myself.
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Level 21
Jul 28, 2021
Question: what kind of bear is best?
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Level 89
Jul 28, 2021
Well, that's debatable. There are basically two schools of thought.
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Level 68
Aug 1, 2021
FALSE! Black Bear.
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Level 90
Jul 28, 2021
Really test your bear knowledge with this quiz:

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1289432/planets-with-bears

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Level 79
Jul 28, 2021
Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.
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Level 14
Jul 28, 2021
It's absolutely NOT true that salmon is the grizzly bear's "preferred" food during summer in coastal regions: when faced with elderberries and salmon coming into season at the same time, brown bears choose berries, ie, they PREFER them.

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/21082017/alaska-grizzly-bears-salmon-berries-climate-change-ecology-shift-study/

This shouldn't be surprising; most bear species lean towards herbivory, and brown bears, despite being among the more carnivorous species, are still around 60% herbivorous or more.

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Level 65
Jul 28, 2021
When I saw canine I thought the answer was about teeth lol.
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Level 35
Jul 29, 2021
I believe vomit should be accepted as bile.... not what I thought my first comment on here would be.
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Level 71
Nov 16, 2021
Vomit doesn't normally contain bile; vomit usually refers to regurgitated stomach contents--bile doesn't occur in the stomach.
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Level 75
Aug 1, 2021
I tried so many bodily fluids for the "toxic to humans" clue that I was pretty daunted when I saw the "Chinese medicine" one... Even tried "tears" before I finally got the answer.
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Level 88
Mar 4, 2022
It's amazing that the World Wrestling Foundation's symbol is a panda!
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Level 60
Apr 3, 2023
"Lesser Panda" should be accepted
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Level 62
Jun 10, 2024
The fact that Paddington Bear is not the answer to "the only species of bear found in South America" is a crime against nature. Or literature. Or...ok, me.

So he may not be the only species, but certainly the best dressed.

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Level 29
Jun 10, 2024
I tried Ursus Major I was so close D: