Table of Contents <ul><li>Question and Answer Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Fast Facts Page </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Page </li></ul><ul><li>About Me Page </li></ul>
Where do bears live? <ul><li>Bears live in… </li></ul><ul><li>North America </li></ul><ul><li>South America </li></ul><ul><li>Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Europe </li></ul>
How does the bear adapt to its environment? <ul><li>Both black bears and grizzly bears spend the winter in hibernation or sleeping state. Both of these bears live in climates with cold winters where food sources are limited and travel in deep snow is difficult. So they adapt by hibernating. Also, their fur helps them to blend into their surroundings and keeps them warm. </li></ul>
Physical description of the bear… <ul><li>Grizzly bears are sometimes black, but they can also be beige, cinnamon, red, blond, or a mixture of these colors. Grizzly bear fur may have silvery tips giving it a grizzled look. In addition, to their grizzled fur tips, they have a distinguishing hump between their head and upper back. Grizzlies tend to be larger than black bears. Their faces and ears are more rounded and they have long, sharp claws. If encountered, they usually are more aggressive than black bears and generally are more difficult to scare away. </li></ul>
Who are the bear’s enemies? <ul><li>The bears enemies other than bees are humans too. </li></ul>
How does the bear protect itself? <ul><li>Black bears will run away, either by escaping into forest cover or by climbing trees. This is different from grizzly bears, which will use aggression to neutralize a perceived threat. Black bears have therefore been far more successful at living near modern humans than grizzly bears have. </li></ul>
What do bears eat? <ul><li>Bears feed on fish, ungulates, rodents, grasses, sedges, forbs, berries, mushrooms, insects, and crops like acorns and pine seeds. Compared to wolves and big cats, bears are relatively inefficient predators. Very young elk and moose calves are vulnerable to black bears. Black bears scavenge much of the meat they consume from carcasses of ungulates dead from other causes. </li></ul>
How do bears look like? <ul><li>Size: 5 to 6 ft (1.5 to 1.8 m) long Weight: 200 to 600 lbs (90 to 270 kg) </li></ul><ul><li>Despite their name, black bears vary widely in color, ranging from nearly white (Kermode bears of the Canadian Pacific coast) to jet black, with a wide palette of reddish browns, blonde, dark brown, and bluish black in between.And bears have large body, stocky legs and shaggy hair. </li></ul>
Fast Facts Page <ul><li>Black Bear Facts (Ursus americanus) </li></ul><ul><li>Size: 1.2-1.9 m (3.7-6.0 ft) </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: 90-25 kg (200-600 lbs) </li></ul><ul><li>Description: Black, brown or cinnamon; - rarely- grayish-blue or ivory-white. Appears higher at the hind end than the front. Has large round ears and a long nose. </li></ul><ul><li>Reproduction: First breeds at three to five years of age. Has from one to four cubs every two or more years. </li></ul><ul><li>Life Span: 20 years in wild; some individuals have lived more than 30 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Food: Plants, insects, and occasionally fish and meat. </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution: Forested parts of North America, but extirpated from parts of the central and eastern U.S. Currently exist in 75% of their former range, and are not listed as threatened. </li></ul>
About Me Page <ul><li>My name is Erica and I am 8 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>My favorite thing to do is participate in art. </li></ul><ul><li>My family consists of my mom, Lori, my dad, Max, and my sister, Juo chi. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, I want to say I love school! </li></ul>
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