[important topic] Are BEARS Dogs or Cats?

Are Bears Dogs or Cats ?

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Tuorom

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Oct 30, 2017
3,188
Is the bear from Mother Russia?
Nah, Canada.
It's kind of fucking with me that hyenas are on the cat branch. I've always thought of hyenas as dog-like, or maybe I'm just mentally conflating them with jackals and wild dogs since they all share the same general habitat, behavior, and diet.
I noticed that too and I was very confused. They seem very dog-like, and like you say reminiscent of wild dogs but thicker. Hmm I wonder, do they have retractable claws? Maybe not they are in their own family.
That's a neat fact.



I suppose they have a pretty square jaw like the bigger cats though more for eating bones than suffocating prey. Though they are just related, not actually cats but their own thing, Hyenidae.
https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/spotted-hyena
 

KDR_11k

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Nov 10, 2017
2,643
Bear is bear.
To me, cats are agility, dogs are endurance and bears are strength. Bears are just not like cats or dogs.
 

Apocrypha

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Oct 28, 2017
3,429
Nah, Canada.

I noticed that too and I was very confused. They seem very dog-like, and like you say reminiscent of wild dogs but thicker. Hmm I wonder, do they have retractable claws? Maybe not they are in their own family.
That's a neat fact.



I suppose they have a pretty square jaw like the bigger cats though more for eating bones than suffocating prey. Though they are just related, not actually cats but their own thing, Hyenidae.
https://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/spotted-hyena
Then I'm convinced the Grizzly and Silverback will become best buds and go on adventures together!
 

muteKi

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Oct 22, 2018
13,153
a sunken pirate ship
Day 10 of quarantine: are bears cats
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Day 30 of quarantine: as we sit and ponder the universe around us, do bacteria in our body do that about their universe -- our bodies. can a red blood cell imagine the lung much as we might ruminate on the nature of a black hole.
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Day 60 of quarantine: holy shit, bears are just big raccoons
 

DorkLord54

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Oct 27, 2017
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Michigan
Are hippos elephants or rhinos?
They're pig-whales. Hippos are artiodactyls - or even-toed ungulates, meaning they bear weight on two of their five toes. Their closest relatives are pigs and cetaceans, aka whales, while giraffes, bovids, deer and antelope, goats and sheep, etc are a little more distant. Rhinos, meanwhile, are perissodactyls - or odd-toed ungulates, related to horses and tapirs. Elephants, meanwhile, are not ungulates at all but afrotheres, a unique clade of animals named so due to many of their species living or originating on the continent; their closest relatives are sea cows (manatees and dugongs), and are more distantly related to hyraxes, aardvarks, and the golden mole.

EDIT: Also surprised at how many people are just now learning that hyaenas are feliforms. That's one of the first "interesting" animal facts I learned growing up.