The polar bear is a carnivorous bear which lives within the Arctic Circle, encompassing the Arctic Ocean, its surrounding seas and surrounding land masses. It is the largest living bear species, as well as the largest land carnivore.
The brown bear is a large bear species found across North America. In North America, the populations of brown bears are called grizzly bears, while the subspecies that inhabit the Kodiak Islands of Alaska is known as the Kodiak bear.
The American black bear, or simply black bear, is a medium-sized bear endemic to North America. It is the continent’s smallest and most widely distributed bear species. American black bears are omnivores, with their diets varying greatly depending on season and location.
The giant panda, also known as the panda bear, is a bear species endemic to China. It is characterised by its bold black-and-white coat and rotund body. The name “giant panda” is sometimes used to distinguish it from the red panda.