9 Fun Facts About Bears Part II

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More facts about bears!
Part 1: http://endlessfacts.com/p/YEw3e


1
The giant panda is actually a bear. Scientists no longer believe that giant pandas are more like raccoons than bears.

2
Polar bears are the largest land predators on earth, standing over 11' high and weighing over 1,700 lbs.

3
Licence plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears.

4
Theodore Roosevelt had a pet bear while in office.

5
If you eat a polar bear liver, you'll die. Humans can't handle that much vitamin A.

6
Grizzly bears have a bite-force of over 8,000,000 pascals, enough to crush a bowling ball.

7
Human pollution has caused the average length of polar bears' penises to shrink.

8
A bear fought in the Polish Army in WWII. He carried shells to the front line and was taught to salute.

9
A grizzly bear has to eat almost 20,000 calories a day.