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White clawed bears

Duration: 01:46

White clawed bears are subspecies of the brown bear with distinct claws and pale, straw coloured fur. They hibernate during the winter months and must then feed to replace lost weight. Usually solitary animals, they come together only for mating during spring.

Available since: Wed 8 Feb 2012

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Realms of the Russian Bear The Celestial Mountains

2/6 Creatures of the USSR's remote mountains ranges, high deserts & inhospitable soda lakes.

First broadcast: 22 Nov 1992

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