Bears Facts for Kids – 5 Bright Facts about Bears

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Bears are really smart! Let’s learn five bright bears facts for kids.

Bears Facts for Kids Facts Number 1: Bears Can Run Really Fast

Even though bears are quite big and bulky looking, did you know they are actually really fast? A bear can run speeds up to 40mph! That’s about the same speed as a greyhound!

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Two brown bears on grass field

Bears Facts for Kids Facts Number 2: Bear’s Bite

What would be a really hard thing to bite down on…A bowling ball! Did you know that a bear’s bite force is so strong that it could actually crush one! Hmm, I think I’d prefer to chew on some sweets than on a bowling ball!

Bears Facts for Kids Facts Number 3: Grizzly Bears

Grizzly bears are given the name because of the way their hair is but they have also earned it in other ways! To hide their smells when creeping up on their prey, grizzly bears will roll in anything that smells or is rotting! They must SMELL grizzly!

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Photo of grizzly bear

Bears Facts for Kids Facts Number 4: Honey

We all know about bears in movies and tv enjoying some honey, but did you know that they always have loved sweet stuff? A fossil of a bear was found that actually had tooth decay, scientists think it was because it had eaten too many sweet berries and honey! Sugar is bad for everyone’s teeth!

Bears Facts for Kids Facts Number 5: Complex Brains

Bears are really clever, not only do they have one of the most complex brains other than humans and monkeys, but they can also count And have been observed covering their tracks from hunters!

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Close-up photography of grizzly bear

We hope you enjoyed learning more things about bears as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic these animals are, you can move on to learn about other animals like: Dogs, Foxes and Mammals.

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