Ursus – Bears

Genus of the largest land predators, weighing up to 700 kg (1500 pounds)

Members of this genus are widespread in America, Europe, and Asia. Among them is the largest bear – the famed polar bear. These bears are primarily omnivorous but can also be entirely carnivorous, for instance, the polar bear.

Even though they appear clumsy, bears can move surprisingly fast, and some bears are excellent climbers, such as the black bears, and all are excellent swimmers, notably the polar bear. Their sense of sight and smell is poorly developed, but they have a very acute sense of smell which they use for finding food.