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Did you know?

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Brown bear, Slovakia
© Tomas Hulik / WWF

Bears have good senses!

Bears have good hearing and an excellent sense of smell. Did you know that they can live for up to 30 years?

Make sure they are protected: Turn up the Volume of Nature now!

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Brown bear, Europe
© Tomas Hulik / WWF

There are 17,000 brown bears in Europe

Even though they are protected, brown bears are still pursued due to their size, valuable furs and meat.
Brown bear (<i>Ursus arctos</i>) female embracing and taking care of one of her cubs. rel=
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) female embracing and taking care of one of her cubs.
© Sanchez & Lope / WWF

Female bears can carry babies from different fathers

Scientists think this may be a way for females to protect their young ones from males which can be aggressive towards cubs.
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Brown bear, Europe
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Small bears are curious

Mother bear needs to keep an eye on them so they don't get lost in the forest, and she does not hesitate to spank or slap them if they get out of control. It’s not always easy to be a bear!
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Brown bear
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Adult bears can't climb

Brown bears can climb trees to eat or escape predators, especially when they are cubs! As they grow up, they become too heavy and lose from the ability to climb trees.
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Eurasian brown bears, Suomussalmi, Finland
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Bears like their berries

As non-vegetarians bears sure love their fruits! Up to 80% of their diet is made of herbs, fruits and berries.