People have lived alongside bears for thousands of years, and in every corner of the globe! Today, eight species roam in wildernesses ranging from North America's forests to Southeast Asia's tropical island jungles to the very roof of the world---the high Himalayas. Explore our cards on each bear species below, and get to know the diversity of an animal family that hunts, swims, forages, climbs and socializes in so many different forms.
Welcome to our the BEAR BASICS space! Here, you can discover the eight species of bear roaming this planet. Each bear lives a unique and fascinating life, in very different habitats. Yet, all of them belong to the same species. Click on each bear card to learn about them.