Stamps with the theme Bears
Bears are mammals classified as carnivores. Bears live in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Bears use shelters such as caves and burrows as their dens. They use their shelters for long periods of sleep similar to hibernation. The English word “bear” was originally the word for “brown” in old-English. In Germanic culture, the bear was a symbol of the warrior. All bears are physically powerful. They are capable of fatally attacking a person, but injuries caused by bears are rare. A mother bear will only behave aggressively if she feels her cubs are threatened. In Cantonese cuisine, bear paws are considered a delicacy.
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