All Creatures Great and Small

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Written by Frank Hooghiemstra   
Monday, 20 April 2009 12:51



Bears can be found throughout the world. They are generally large animals, and are characterized by a plantigrade walk (on their heels, like humans), a large body, short legs, a stub of a tail, small, round ears, and forward facing eyes.



All bears are classified as carnivores, with each species having a variable degree of herbivorous tendency. The panda, for example, is almost exclusively a plant eater. The polar bear is almost entirely a carnivore.


There are eight different species: 


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All Creatures Great and Small