Bears

Does Ammonia Keep Bears Away?

Ammonia doesn’t deter bears directly, but it may mask the scent of food or other odors that bears are attracted to. This is not a guaranteed method and humans shouldn’t rely on ammonia or other repellents to keep bears away. In fact, there are no registered home-based repellents for use on bears. Ammonia is a …

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What Animals Are Bears Related to? (Closest Relatives Listed)

Bears are part of the Caniformia suborder of animals. Caniformia is comprised of “dog-like” carnivores. The list includes bears, raccoons, foxes, dogs, wolves, mustelids, and Pinnipedia.  Bears in Mind note that bear evolution began some 30 million years ago. Their ancestors evolved into Miacids, a family of small mammals. Bears, small bears, and canines developed …

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