This is a general book about bears.
One of the things covered is habitat destruction. Another thing that is covered is endangerment and protection. Originally I wanted to learn about panda bears because I found them interesting. However, there were no books specifically about pandas. However, this book though covered a lot of different bears.
The author’s purpose for writing this book was to make people more aware of the endangerment of bears. Another purpose of this book was to educate people about uncommon bears that live outside of North America. For example, she wants us to learn about the sloth bear the Asiatic black bear the sun bear and the spectacled bear. Overall what the author wants us to learn about is different kinds of bears, the destruction of habitats, illegal hunting, breeding bears into captivity to keep the population normal and the future of these animals.I found the chapter Captivity and Reintroduction interesting because it describes how we can protect bears. Zoos are breeding bears in captivity to prevent bears from being illegally hunted in the wild.
However, breeding in captivity isn’t the perfect solution if animals are born and raised in captivity they may not adapt enough as necessary. I also found the chapter Hunting and International trade because it tells us about how bears are illegally hunted and sold on black markets to make profits which causes the species to become very endangered. When bears are illegally exported or imported to other countries sometimes the poachers will label the bear body parts as legal animal body parts such as pigs or cows.Another chapter I found interesting was Bears of the World because it is interesting to find out about all the different types of bears and unfortunately how they are endangered. I did not know much about polar bears before reading this book. However, now that I have read this book I found out that an accident in the DNA strand of a bear caused its fur to change color allowing it to blend in with its arctic surroundings which made it easier to catch food.
Another fact that I learned is the Asiatic black bear walks on two legs more than any other bear species. I would compliment the author for giving us great information and details about bears. I would suggest that she maybe might explain more about the bear’s evolution. I would recommend this book to people because if you want to learn about bears this is one the best books to do so.