𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝑩𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝑫𝒂𝒚:
🐻 Today, 23 March, we celebrate World Bear Day, a day dedicated to improve, protect and save the lives of bears across the globe notwithstanding the species or habitat.
🐻 Anyone who is passionate about the cause can participate by celebrating in this event!
𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒅𝒐 𝒘𝒆 𝒄𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆?
According to World Bear Day Info, “You can do it in different ways: donating funds, buying the souvenirs, transferring the payment for bears’ meal. Some sanctuaries offer you to become a sponsor of a bear. It means that you take responsibility for the welfare of a wonderful, concrete wonderful creature. Rescue centers also invite the volunteers.”
𝑻𝒚𝒑𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑩𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔:
There are 8 kinds of bear species which include:
1️⃣ Brown Bear
2️⃣ Sloth Bears
3️⃣ Giant Pandas
4️⃣ Polar Bears,
5️⃣ American Black Bears
6️⃣ Spectacled Bears
7️⃣ Sun Bear
8️⃣ Asian Black Bear
Brown Bears (also known as Grizzly Bears) are a large species found mostly in North America and Eurasia. With a stable population of approximately 200,000, brown bears fall under the category of “least concerned” in terms of extinction.
Sloth Bears are aggressive and exist in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. They fall under the category of “vulnerable” in terms of extinction with a population of 6,000-10,000 left.
𝑫𝒊𝒅 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘?
The Teddy Bear was named after the 26th president of the United States. Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, as he refused to shoot a bear during one of his hunting trips in Mississippi as he thought it to be ‘unsportsmanlike’.
Be it the adorable Baloo the bear from Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book or the cute Paddington Bear in Michael Bond’s book, these bears are the most lovable fictional characters!
They represent the true character of a bear which is warm hearted and strong.
Let’s celebrate World Bears Day and spread the word to help save their lives.