Bears are considered by many wildlife biologists to be one of the most intelligent land animals of North America. They possess the largest and most convoluted brains relative to their size of any land mammal. In the animal kingdom, their intelligence compares with that of higher primates.
During World War I, a Canadian soldier made a black bear his pet and named her Winnipeg. “Winnie” was later a resident of the London Zoological Gardens where she was an adored attraction, especially to a boy named Christopher Robin. The boy even named his teddy bear after her.
Due to the melting Arctic Ice, Polar and Grizzly Bears are mating. Their hybrid offspring are known as “pizzlies”.
A Chinese man bought and raised two puppies, cared for them despite their frequent killing and eating of chickens, and then discovered they were bears.
When an elderly hiker was pounced on by a mountain lion that began to tear at his arm, a nearby bear rushed over and attacked the lion, driving it away and saving his life.
A man in Yellowstone has an 800 pound pet grizzly bear named Brutus. Brutus was the best man at his wedding and sits at the table with them at thanksgiving.
It is illegal to lock your car doors in downtown Churchill, Manitoba in case someone needs to escape from a polar bear.
Bears in Russia are addicted to jet fuel, and the sniff it to get high, and then pass out.
Polar bears are cannibals. They even eat bear cubs.