Members of the Bear Family

Animal (Scientific Name)Native CountriesFeatures
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)Canada; Greenland; Norway; Russia; United StatesLargest land carnivore, feeds mostly on seals and fish,
Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) Afghanistan; Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Canada; China; Croatia; Estonia; Finland; France; Georgia; Greece; India; Iran; Iraq; Italy; Japan; Kazakhstan; Korea; Kyrgyzstan; Latvia; Mongolia; Montenegro; Nepal; North Macedonia; Norway; Pakistan; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Tajikistan; Turkey; Ukraine; United States; UzbekistanNext only in size to polar bear among carnivores. Omnivore in feeding, feeds on berries, grass, roots, bulbs, small birds, egss, small animals.
Asiatic Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus)Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; China; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Japan; Korea, Democratic People's Republic of; Korea, Republic of; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Russian Federation; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Viet NamOmnivorous. Feeds on insects, termites, bees, eggs, mushrooms, grasses, fruits, nuts, seeds, honey, herbs and grain.
American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)Canada; Mexico; United StatesOmnivorous. Feeds on carrion, insects, small animals, fruits, nuts, honey etc.
Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus)Bangladesh; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; India; Indonesia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand; Viet Nam2 sub-species, the malayan sub bear and the bornean sun bear. It is an excellent climber. It gets its name from an orange coloured patch on its chest. It is also omnivorous.
Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus)India; Nepal; Sri LankaFeeds on ants, termites and fruits. They are kept as pets and performing animals in India.
Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus)Bolivia, Colombia; Ecuador; Peru; VenezuelaAlso known as Andean bear, the species is mostly herbivorous but also feeds on small animals.
Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)China99% of its diet is bamboo and leaves, but may also eat fish and eggs in captivity.