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Types of Bears

In the whole world, there are only 8 species of bear. How many can you name?
Quiz by Glitschko56
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Last updated: November 18, 2019
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First submittedMay 22, 2012
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Habitat
Bear
Arctic
Polar Bear
North America, Europe, Asia
Brown (Grizzly) Bear
North America
American Black Bear
Southern Asia
Asiatic Black Bear
Asia
Sloth Bear
China
Giant Panda
South America
Spectacled Bear
Asia
Sun Bear
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Level 66
May 29, 2014
You missed Teddy.
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Level 68
Dec 10, 2016
Paddington Bear? From Peru...
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Level 45
Dec 12, 2016
Thread Bear?
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Level 65
Jun 19, 2022
Paddington is a spectacled bear.
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Level 45
Aug 5, 2014
All of them with 1:43 to go :D

I do think that sloth is a bit misleading as I have never heard anyone refer to them as a 'sloth bear', just as a sloth - but great quiz :)

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Level 67
Oct 16, 2014
Sloths and sloth bears are two different species, though, right?
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Level 65
Jun 19, 2022
...
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Level 63
Dec 20, 2022
*cringe*
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Level 53
Oct 9, 2023
A sloth bear is a different animal from a sloth...
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Level 54
Oct 16, 2014
some alternate spellings for spectacled plz
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Level 77
Oct 16, 2014
QUESTION: WHICH BEAR IS BEST?
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Level 82
Oct 18, 2018
Basically there are two schools of thought
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Level 68
Jan 27, 2020
FALSE! Black bear!

Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

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Level 71
Dec 26, 2021
Bears do not- what is going on?!
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Level 28
Oct 16, 2014
The Spectacled Bear is also known as the Andean Bear
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Level 25
Oct 16, 2014
What about the deadly Drop Bears in Australia. All they do is eat and fall on people. Only joking. I know it's a marsupial. They are also known as Koala Bears
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Level 59
Oct 17, 2014
Kodiak bears are in like Alaska or something. They are just giant brown (grizzly) bears
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Level 65
Oct 17, 2014
I tried Honey Bear (other name for Sun Bear). Can that be added?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_bear

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Level 75
Nov 25, 2015
I tried honey bear, too.
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Level 22
Oct 18, 2014
What about the moon bear?
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Level 51
Nov 27, 2014
Did I seriously just try "The Bear of Love?"

It's time for bed.

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Level 28
Nov 27, 2014
Only got 3 of them! Ashamed!
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Level 48
Dec 11, 2014
this is first time I play this game
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Level 7
Apr 1, 2015
what about a red panda. it is a panda which is a bear not a marsupial.

I typed in red panda about 20 times thinking I had mysteriously spelt it wrong, did it have a capital R?was it all one word? was it red panda bear?

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Level 67
Jun 20, 2019
Not related to the giant panda. Apparently it is all alone in its family, poor thing.
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Level 63
Dec 20, 2022
Red Panda : Ailurus fulgens

The only two species in the Ailuridae genus, Fulgens fulgens and Fulgens refulgens.

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Level 54
Nov 25, 2015
You missed "Russian" and "Stock market".
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Level 25
Nov 25, 2015
I could be mistaken but isn't a panda closer related to a raccoon than a bear.
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Level 68
Dec 10, 2016
Red pandas are.
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Level 78
Feb 15, 2016
How about...Chicago Bear?
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Level 71
Feb 18, 2016
What about Mummy Bear, Daddy Bear and Baby Bear?
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Level 39
Jan 31, 2020
And any other member of the Berenstain bear family:D
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Level 63
Jun 1, 2016
What about gummy bears?
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Level 70
Jun 4, 2016
What about Teddy bear?
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Level 68
Sep 6, 2016
Question: What type of bear is best?
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Level 72
Feb 7, 2017
That's debatable. There are basically two schools of thought
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Level 75
Sep 26, 2023
FACT: Bears eat beets.

Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.

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Level 33
Oct 25, 2016
what about having some beer? Anyone?
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Level 67
Jun 20, 2019
*puts up hand, just what I needed!
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Level 58
Nov 7, 2016
Candyland = gummy bears
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Level 57
Dec 10, 2016
Paddington?
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Level 70
Dec 10, 2016
Nice quiz:)

Are they mentioned by size?

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Level 54
Dec 10, 2016
Panda was the only one I didn't get I hate life
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Level 68
Dec 10, 2016
^ Brilliant!
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Level 55
Dec 10, 2016
what about gummy bears
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Level 68
Dec 10, 2016
Shoot. I thought it said "Types of Beers." Never mind.
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Level 67
Jun 20, 2019
Allready had a few too many? ;) (or really want one and your mind made it into what you wanted it to be)
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Level 66
Dec 11, 2016
Any chance you can add "Chicago" as an answer? ;-)
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Level 53
Dec 11, 2016
Asiatic black bears are also called moon bears.
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Level ∞
Dec 12, 2016
Moon bear will work now
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Level 48
Dec 13, 2016
Koala?
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Level 54
Jan 22, 2017
Koala?
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Level 67
Feb 2, 2017
A Koala is not a bear, and isn't a panda a raccoon?
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Level 28
Jun 27, 2017
Then why is it called the 'Koala Bear'?

Also, a panda is not a raccoon.

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Level 85
Feb 13, 2019
You're not seriously asking the English language to follow the rules of logic, are you??
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Level 67
Jun 20, 2019
So a seahorse is an actual horse? ( and dozens of others examples).

Giant pandas have recently be classed as bears. And the red panda is in a family of its own, but deemed closer to racoons than the giant panda.

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Level 60
Dec 26, 2021
And they are NOT called koala bears. Just koalas
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Level 67
Mar 24, 2017
What about the kodiak bear?????
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Level 63
Mar 30, 2017
Kodiak is a subspecies of Brown (Grizzly) Bear.
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Level 82
Feb 13, 2019
And where is the hair on a bear? Nowhere, mon frère.
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Level 67
Jun 20, 2019
Carebears? ;)
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Level 39
Jan 25, 2020
Giant Pandas are 100% bears, I think people are maybe mistaking the red pandas who I believe are a relation to the raccoon.
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Level 52
Aug 30, 2021
Red pandas are in fact an entirely different species.
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Level 36
Dec 26, 2021
Exactly Right!
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Level 52
Jan 25, 2020
What about care bears?
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Level 75
Jan 25, 2020
Bugbear?
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Level 89
Jan 25, 2020
Build-a-Bear?
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Level 80
Jan 25, 2020
Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.
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Level 73
Jan 26, 2020
Where are my drop bears?
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Level 56
Jan 27, 2020
This is unbearable!
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Level 75
Jan 27, 2020
Isn't the Koala a bear too?
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Level 84
Feb 4, 2020
The koala is a marsupial.
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Level 64
May 15, 2020
false, black bear is best
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Level 57
Jun 4, 2020
Polar Bear is best
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Level 89
Sep 2, 2020
Johnny, I'm guessing you haven't seen that episode of The Office.
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Level 67
Oct 21, 2020
You need to make Kodiak work for Brown Bear also
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Level 74
Feb 24, 2021
Yeah, if Grizzly is accepted, Kodiak should be as well.
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Level 36
Dec 26, 2021
Kodaik should not be added because it is a black bear, but with a different hair color.
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Level 49
Dec 26, 2021
That's a Kermode Bear. Kodiak Bears are a type of Brown Bear.
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Level 57
Apr 6, 2021
Can you add Teddy bear? :)
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Level 35
Apr 19, 2021
No Gobi Bear?(rarest bear)
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Level 52
Aug 30, 2021
Subspecies of brown bear
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Level 80
Oct 25, 2021
We don't take kindly to panda bears.
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Level 36
Dec 26, 2021
I do!
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Level 80
Dec 29, 2021
Question, what kind of bear is best?
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Level 30
Dec 29, 2021
Shouldn't Grolar Bear count?
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Level 67
Oct 18, 2022
Grolar is a hybrid, not a bear's species.
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Level 67
Jan 10, 2022
Gummy? Water?
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Level 88
Oct 20, 2022
Interested in more Bears? Take the longer/harder version here! https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1398188/all-types-of-bears
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Level 53
Jan 15, 2023
i like bears i guess
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Level 59
Aug 24, 2023
What about the Kodiak bear?
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Level 56
Sep 26, 2023
You forgot gummy bear
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Level 75
Sep 26, 2023
Can you please accept "Indian" for Sloth Bear?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloth_bear

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Level 67
Sep 26, 2023
The average score is 5, I got 8. I guess I'm 'smarter than the average bear'.
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Level 75
Sep 26, 2023
Kodiak bear is a subspecies of the Brown bear, apparently, so doesn't qualify for this quiz. (30 secs of research got me this information.)

Why not add an explanation for this at the top? Half the comments here are asking about it and Glitschko56 hasn't commented since 2012...

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Level 22
Sep 26, 2023
I often look up the questions before I start the time. Then I take the test. I rarely get 100%, but I'll never be on Jeopardy.
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Level 44
Sep 27, 2023
Kodiak should be accepted for Brown Bear.
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Level 51
Sep 30, 2023
No pizzly bear?
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Level 36
Oct 27, 2023
hahahah!!!!! idk why I wasn't expecting spectacled bear as a/n answer. had me dead when I saw it.
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Level 34
Mar 4, 2024
pandas aren't bears