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This WyoBio Minute was written and narrated by Sara Kirkpatrick.
Bears are a widespread family of species appearing in a variety of habitats around the world. In fact you can find species of bears on the North and South American Continents as well as Asia and Europe.
There are 8 Species of bear in the Family Ursidae. Several Species of bear are animals that hibernate, going long periods of time without eating, drinking, urinating, or defecating, making these animals of particular interest to the science of medicine.
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