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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:53 AM
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22. Bears are very interesting animals
They are omnivores - essentially "generalists" - and inhabit the same niche as ourselves. They organize into the same types of hierarchical and family groups as we do, and are really only dangerous when they feel their family is threatened. Morphologically, they are very distinctive individuals - like us, one bear usually being very recognizable and different from another bear, even in their skeletal features. I read one book on evolution that said it was pretty clear - if we weren't here, bears would be very good candidates to develop intelligent societies eventually.

I know one hunter who said he won't hunt bears anymore, because the last one he skinned looked so much like a person it gave him nightmares.

I suppose they have another on of the same problems that we have, and that most animals have - we tend to reproduce irregardless of the limits of our environment.
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