13 Reasons Why Polar Bears Are Similar To Human Beings

This is the fourth instalment of the “bear” section. 

Here are the other different types of bear that are featured: 

 

1.  Dinner And A Movie – Polar Bears court each other and so do some humans.

 

2. Do Not Disturb – Some humans like to mate in privacy and so do Polar Bears. 

 

3. Wanna Have Fun – Polar Bear cubs like to play and so do human babies.

 

4. Time Out – Polar Bear mothers discipline their cubs when they misbehave and so do some human mothers, with their children.

 

5. Frozen Wasteland – Polar Bears live in the Arctic Circle and so do humans.

 

6. Live On The Waves – Humans can spend many months at sea and so can Polar Bears. 

 

7. Sexual Dimorphism – Polar Bears are one of the most sexually dimorphic mammals in the world, this means that there are clear differences between both sexes of the animal. For example; a female Polar Bear is almost half the size of a male Polar Bear and they also have different reproductive organs. Humans could also compare to this as both females and males have clear differences.

 

8. Handedness – Research has shown that Polar Bears tend to use their right forelimb more often than their left. This idea is called “handedness” and is the theory that one hand, or limb, can perform better than the other. Humans have been found to also choose one hand to perform certain tasks more frequently than the other.

 

9. Squeaky Clean – Polar Bears wash in water and so do humans.

 

10. Crustaceans – Polar Bears eat crab and so do humans.

 

11. Embrace Me – Polar Bears have been known to cuddle when sleeping and so have some humans.

 

12. Ancient Times – Polar Bears have been depicted in cave paintings and so have humans.

 

13. Family Fun – Humans have families and so do Polar Bears. 

 Polar Bear

Picture: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/polar-bears/images/35634913/title/cute-polar-bear-photo

“BBC’s Frozen Planet” 

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_bear)

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7 Reasons Why Giant Pandas Are Similar To Human Beings

This is the third section of “bears”. 

Here are the other four instalments:

1. Fumbling Thumbs – Giant Pandas have thumbs and so do humans.

2. Speak To Me – Giant Pandas communicate with each other with sound and so do humans.

3. Wake Up Call – Giant Pandas do not hibernate and neither do humans.

4. Vitamin Cell – Giant Pandas can digest cellulose, which is an important part of green plants and their cell walls. Humans can also digest cellulose.

5. Paintings – Giant Pandas have been depicted in ancient Chinese art and so have humans.

6. Artificial Insemination – Giant Pandas are endangered and have struggled to mate in captivity. This means that artificial insemination was introduced, which is where the males sperm is put into the female to impregnate it. Humans also do this in order to become pregnant.

7. Feeding Time – Giant Pandas produce milk to feed their cubs and so do humans.

Giant Panda

Picture: http://www.nouahsark.com/en/infocenter/spotlight/panda.php

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_panda)

15 Reasons Why Black Bears Are Similar To Human Beings

This is the second part of the “bear” section.  

Here are the rest of the instalments: 

1. Om-Nom-Nom-Nivores – Black bears are omnivores and so are humans.

2. Brothers and Sisters – Black bears have a common ancestor much like humans do.

3. Chilly – The black bear is said to have survived the last ice age and so did humans.

4. Got To Get Stronger – Black bears have evolved and so have humans.

5. Dexterity Is Key – Black bears can open jars and unlock door latches and humans can also do this.

6. Run in the Forest, Run – Black bears can run at speeds of 25-30 mph and the average running speed of humans is said to be 27.44 mph.

7. Colour-tastic! – Black bears have been found to be particularly good at visual tasks involving colour, much like humans are.

8. Squares and Triangles – Black bears can learn and very quickly understand the differences between shapes, much like humans can.

9. Up the Tree – Black bears can climb and so can humans.

10. Bearstroke – Black bears can swim and so can humans.

11. Up and At ‘Em – Black bears can be active at any time of day or night and so can humans.

12. This Is My Patch – You could say that humans are territorial of their homes, or land, and black bears are too.

13. DIY – Black bears dig out their own dens and some humans build their own houses.

14. Just Eat It – Black bears can feed at any time and so can humans.

15. Hunters – Black bears have been known to hunt deer and so have humans.

Black Bear

Picture: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/black-bear/

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_black_bear)

14 Reasons Why Brown Bears Are Similar To Human Beings

I have split the whole topic of “bears” into 5 sections because there are so many different species:

 

The Brown Bear represents the first of these:

 

1. Salmon-ey Goodness – They hunt and eat salmon and so do humans.

2. Sleep Tight – A den is like a brown bears’ home, which humans can relate to.

3. Omnivore – Brown bears are omnivores and so are humans.

4. Stand On Your Own Two Feet – Brown bears can stand on their two hind legs and so can humans.

5. Evolution – Humans have evolved and so have brown bears; from Ursus etruscus (Wikipedia).

6. Furry – Brown bears have body hair and so do humans.

7.  Dental Issues – Young brown bears lose teeth at an early age and so do humans.

8. X And Y – Male brown bears are larger than female brown bears, which is true for humans (biologically speaking) as well.

9. Animal Farm – Brown bears are solitary creatures, although they may come together at a large source of food and this means that they create a social hierarchy based on their ages and sizes. Humans also create social hierarchy and possibly because of the same reasons.

10. Rock-a-Bye Baby – Female brown bears will hum or bleat when they are communicating with their cubs, much like humans communicate with sound.

11. Adopting – Female brown  bears have been known to adopt stray cubs and humans also adopt.

12.  Generations – Young brown bears are taught how to find food, where is best place to live and how to defend themselves, these techniques are also passed down by human mothers to their children.

13. Throw The Line – Brown bears fish and so do humans.

14. Litera-ally Famous – Brown bears are featured in literature such as “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and so are humans.

Brown Bear

Picture: http://www.imgion.com/brown-bear-showing-his-teeth/

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_bear)

6 Reasons Why A Badger Is Similar To A Human Being

1. Feel Good Food – Badgers are omnivores, much like humans are. Although we do have the odd vegetarian or vegan. Badgers eat lots of different foods that we humans also like to get our teeth into such as; insects, grubs, eggs, roots, fruit, lamb, chicken, rabbit and honey.

2. Sorry… What was that? – Badgers have small ears compared to the rest of their body which humans can also compare to.

3. Home Sweet Home – Badgers have lovely warm homes called setts where they like to live. Humans also have homes where we like to live.

4. Lone Wolf or Pack Wolf? – Some badgers like to live alone and some like to live in groups called clans or cetes. The size of this group can vary between 5 and 12. Humans also sometimes live alone or in groups.

5. That’s My Tipple – Badgers have been known to get drunk by eating rotting fruit. Now humans can also get drunk, very drunk…

6. J. K. Forever – Last but not least is the sixth reason why humans are like badgers. J. K. Rowling states in the Harry Potter series that she has chosen the badger as a symbol for the Hufflepuff house because “it lives quietly until attacked, but which, when provoked, can fight off animals much larger than itself.”

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Picture: http://cuteoverload.com/2009/04/07/badger-badger-badger-i-cant-stop-saying-badger-badger-badger/

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badger)

12 Reasons Why an Aardvark is Similar to a Human Being

A IS FOR AARDVARK 

BEHAVIOUR 

   1. Evading Enemies – The first similarity I came across when I was trying to compare an aardvark to a human being was one of the skills it uses to try and evade enemies. Apparently, an aardvark can run in a zigzag fashion to get away from anything that is threatening it. I thought I could draw from human nature and say that this could also be the case for some people. I know that if I was in trouble I would run away from evil in a zigzag pattern!

   2. Last Resort – Wikipedia also said that “if all else fails, they will strike with their claws, tail and shoulders, sometimes flipping onto their backs lying motionless except to lash out with all four feet.” Now I think that this is a slightly farfetched reaction to danger for a human, (also we don’t have tails) but I could imagine throwing myself onto my back, if ever I was in trouble, to then flail my four limbs around!

FEEDING 

3.  Cucumbers – Another similarity is that they eat cucumbers and use them to provide moisture for themselves. Humans take this to the next level and even moisturise their skin by putting cucumbers on their faces!

4.  Hunting – The way that aardvarks hunt is also similar, in some ways, to how I imagine humans would. They set off just after sunset which would be known as “dinner time” to us. So our tummies get rumbly at the same time! Smell and hearing are big factors in their hunting technique and I believe that humans would be listening to their surroundings pretty closely if they were to hunt for food.

5.  Late Night Partiers – Also, they seem to be pretty active during the first portion of the night and get tired as it gets later. I’m not sure about you, but during a night out this is exactly how I behave!

VOCALISATION    

6.  Grunting – An aardvark is usually quiet although it does make soft grunting noises when looking for food, which I believe all humans do! I mean have you been in a supermarket!? Also, it grunts when it gets home, which after a hard days work is the case for a lot of people!

MOVEMENT 

7.  Good swimmers – Aardvarks swim and so can some humans.

8.  Interior Design – Aardvarks renovate their homes/burrows to make them cosy and comfortable. I am a human and I also like my house to look nice!

9.  Several Houses – If aardvarks were human they would be pretty rich because they build several burrows for different uses. I think that some humans could probably afford to do this (building-wise) as well!

10. Family Homes – Aardvarks can all live together as a family in their homes or on their own, which is similar to how some humans may live.

REPRODUCTION

11. Babies – When aardvark babies are born they come out all wrinkly which could be similar to some human babies!

12. Puberty – Also, after 5-6 weeks their body hair starts growing which could be compared to puberty.

Image

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aardvark)