Bestiary #019: Made With Love

2015-11-03-Bear Color

Name(s): Bear

Country of Origin: Great Britain


There’s plenty of folklore to discuss when it comes to bears. But the tidbit I fell in love with comes from the merry shores of England. Did you know that mother bears actually form their children from balls of fluff? That’s right, painstakingly licking the hair until it resembles a baby bear.

Am I surprised that this natural knowledge hails from a land with no bears?

No. No, I am not.


Pickering, David. “Bear”. A Dictionary of Folklore. New York: Facts on File, 1999. Print.

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