Fast Facts: Bears. Scientific Name: Ursus spp. Common Names: Bear, panda. Basic Animal Group: Mammal. Size (length): Sun bear: 4–5 feet; brown bear: 5–10 feet. Weight: Sun bear: 60–150 pounds; brown bear 180–1300 pounds. Lifespan: 20–35 years. Diet: Omnivore.What are the different types of bears?
Types of Bears. Three species of bears live in North America: black bears, brown bears (which includes grizzlies), and polar bears. Check out the map of parks with bears to see where you can find the different species.How many different bear species are there?
There are eight species of bears distributed across the world. These include the sun bear, sloth bear, spectacled bear, American black bear, Asian black bear, brown bear, polar bear, and giant panda.