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bear

(bâr)
n.
a. Any of various usually omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae that have a shaggy coat and a short tail and walk with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground.
b. Any of various other animals, such as the koala, that resemble a true bear.
(1) A subculture in gay/bisexual male communities with events, codes and culture-specific identity that hinge around a hypermasculine identity
(2) A member of a subculture of gay/bisexual males who is hairy and often bearded. Some bears have embraced transgendered as well as non-gendered individuals

bear

see ursus, brunus edwardii and koala. Species of less legitimate lineage include Pooh, Paddington and Brideshead bears.
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The worldwide population of polar bears currently stands at 20,000 to 25,000, broken into 19 groups in Russia, Denmark, Norway, Canada, and the United States.
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Heavy poaching prompted China, 25 years ago, to move some bears to licensed facilities.
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While some garbage bears can be dangerous top people, Reid insists, "There is a much greater chance of dying from a bee sting than from a bear attack.
ALTHOUGH SOME PROGRESS has been made to at least stabilize declining grizzly-bear populations in the Lower 48 states, the bears in two ecosystems remain in jeopardy of extinction.
LOUIS -- Build-A-Bear Workshop([R]) turns ten years old in 2007 and plans to celebrate with a year-long series of charitable activities and events across the nation that will bring playgrounds, books and the friendship of a teddy bear to children in need.