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What am I Game
WHAT AM I
I bet you can’t guess what I am.
I will give you some hints and see if you can figure it out.
I am a very intelligent animal. I belong to the Ursiae family, which has been around for 25 million years.
I am nocturnal, which means I can see at night, but you can see me anytime of day or night. I will have my first baby when I am 4 to 6 years old and I will usually have one the first time. I will then have 1 to 5 babies every 2 to 3 years. I usually live to be about 10 years old.
I am 4 1/2 to 6 1/2 feet long and 2 to 3 feet high at the shoulders. I can be brown, black, cinnamon, and even white. I have five toes on all four of my feet, and small ears. Some people say I have a roman nose because it is long and thick with big nostrils.
Have you figured out what I am yet? I am going to give you a few more hints that I am sure will help you guess.
I live in a den.
I sleep all winter. Some people say that I hibernate, but my body temperature does not drop enough to call it hibernation, so it's called sleeping. I wake several times during the winter and leave my den to wander around, and then I return and sleep again. When I wake up, I am very hungry and cranky.
If you guessed a Black Bear, you were right.
I am the smallest breed of my family. I look like a big teddy bear, but don’t underestimate how dangerous I can be. I will hurt or kill you if you get in the way of my food or my babies. It is important that you don’t feed me because I may hurt you if I think you have more food. Remember you cannot run from me because I run up to 30 miles per hour and I climb trees. If I am angry at you just lie down and play dead. The most important thing to remember is just to leave me alone and do not take any chances.