Bears

(Ursidae)

Class Mammalia Order Carnivora Suborder Fissipedia Family Ursidae

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Medium to large, stocky mammals with fur that may be black, brown, reddish, or white

Size

Adults average 4-5 ft (1.2-1.5 m) and 60-150 lbs (27-70 kg) in body length for sun bears to 8-9 ft (2.4-2.7 m) and 900-1,300 lbs (400-590 kg) for polar bears

Number of genera, species

3-6 genera; 8 (or more) species

Habitat

Wide ranging, including forests, rainforests, tundra, deserts, and swamps

Conservation status

Endangered: 1 species; Vulnerable: 3 species; Lower Risk/Conservation Dependent: 1 species; Data Deficient: 1 species

Distribution

On every continent except Africa and Antarctica, but mainly in the Northern Hemisphere

Distribution

On every continent except Africa and Antarctica, but mainly in the Northern Hemisphere

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