Quick Answer: Are Bears Smart?

Considered by many wildlife biologists to be one of the most intelligent land animals of North America, bears possess the largest and most convoluted brains relative to their size of any land mammal.

In the animal kingdom, their intelligence compares with that of higher primates.

Are bears affectionate?

Bears exhibit very predictable behaviour. This trait can be beneficial to people who come into contact with bears. Mother bears are affectionate, protective, devoted, strict, sensitive and attentive with their young. Not unlike people, bears can be empathetic, fearful, joyful, playful, social and even altruistic.

Which bear is the most dangerous?

Grizzly

Are polar bears smarter than other bears?

Considered by biologists to be one of the smartest land animals in North America, bears exhibit intricate social structures and can perform complex tasks. Polar bears are incredibly smart and patient hunters, and can remain motionless for hours above a seal’s breathing hole in the ice, waiting for the seal to emerge.

Who is smarter than the average bear?

Yogi Bear

What are bears scared of?

Why bears lose their fear of humans

They have a keen ability to detect pet food, garbage, barbecue grills and bird feeders—and once they locate a food source, they remember where it is. Bears are normally wary of people, but if a bear finds food without getting frightened away, he may come back for more.

Do bears like humans?

Bears are normally shy, retiring animals that have very little desire to interact with humans. Unless they are forced to be around humans to be near a food source, they usually choose to avoid us. Bears, like humans and other animals, have a “critical space” – an area around them that they may defend.