Top 10 Biggest Bears in the World

Sloth Bear

The Sloth bear is the first on the list of the ten largest bears in the world, weighing up to 423 lb and standing between 4 feet, 7 inches and 6 feet, 3 inches tall, and is native to the Indian subcontinent.

Asiatic Black Bear

Asiatic black bears are the second-largest bear species, with males weighing up to 440 lb and females up to 276 lb, and known for their v-shaped white chest mark.

Spectacled Bear

The spectacled bear, the only surviving short-faced bear species in the world, is native to South America and can weigh up to 491 lb.

American Black Bear

American black bears are the smallest and most common bear species in North America, with males weighing between 126-551 lb and females between 90-375 lb, but occasionally reaching up to 1,000 lb and almost 8 feet in length.

Eurasian Brown Bear

The Eurasian brown bear, one of the most common subspecies of brown bears, can weigh between 550-660 lb for adult males and 330-550 lb for females, with some individuals growing up to 1,058 lb and almost 8 feet, 3 inches tall.

Grizzly Bear

The grizzly bear is a fearsome predator, measuring about 6 feet, 5 inches in length and weighing between 400-790 lb, with a limited range in North America and listed as threatened or endangered by the IUCN.

Ussuri Brown Bear

The Ussuri brown bear is a subspecies of brown bear, known as the black grizzly bear or Ezo brown bear, found in eastern Russia, Korea, China, and Japan, they typically range from 6-9 feet in lengthand can grow up to 1,210 lb.

Kamchatka Brown Bear

The Kamchatka brown bear is the largest Eurasian subspecies of brown bear, weighing up to 1,430 lb, and primarily inhabits the Kamchatka Peninsula, where it feeds on berries, nuts, fish, and marine mammals.

Kodiak Bear

The Kodiak bear, the largest subspecies of brown bears, can weigh up to 1,656 lb and is native to the Kodiak Archipelago.

Polar Bear

The polar bear is the largest bear species and living land carnivore, with males weighing up to 1500 lb and standing up to 9 feet, 10 inches tall, and a record weight of 2,209 lb.

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