Mollie's Adventures

Learning something new everyday

Sun bear and their teeth

Fun fact of the day…

The sun bear’s teeth are flatter than those of other bears.

And since I forgot to post a fact yesterday here is an extra bit about them…

their canine teeth are long enough to stick out a bit between their lips.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-sun_bear.html

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Eating Bamboo

Fun fact of the day…

Pandas grasp bamboo stalks with their five fingers and a special wrist bone, then use their teeth to peel off the tough outer layers to reveal the soft inner tissue.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-giant_panda.html

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Only bamboo?

Fun fact of the day…

Giant pandas are technically carnivores, but they have adapted to live mostly on bamboo. They will eat small mammals if they can catch them, though!

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-giant_panda.html

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Bears Rescued

Fun fact of the day…

Two orphaned bear cubs are settling into their temporary home at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre after being rescued in Nanaimo on Thursday. They are the first bears this season to be brought to the Errington facility.

http://www.canada.com/Pair+orphaned+bear+cubs+rescued/8462241/story.html#ixzz2V4mywq78

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Yesterdays post that was not published!!

Fun fact of the day…

Because of its warm native climate, the Andean bear does not hibernate and is active year-round.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-spec_bear.html

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Paddington Bear

Fun fact of the day…

Andean bears are the only bears found in South America. Since literature’s “Paddington Bear” came from “darkest Peru,” he would have been an Andean bear!

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-spec_bear.html

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Andean Bear

Fun fact of the day…

The Andean or spectacled bear of South America gets one of its common names from the rings of white or light fur around its eyes, which look like eyeglasses (or spectacles) against the rest of the black or dark brown fur.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-spec_bear.html

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Good eats

Fun fact of the day…

Giant pandas have also been known to eat grasses, bulbs, fruits, some insects, and rodents.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-giant_panda.html

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Playful bears

Fun fact of the day…

Like other types of bears, giant pandas are curious and playful, especially when they’re young. In zoos, they like to play with items like piles of ice or sawdust.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-giant_panda.html

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Bamboo

Fun fact of the day…

Strong jaw bones and cheek muscles help pandas crush and chew the thick stalks of bamboo with their flattened back teeth.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-giant_panda.html

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