Fast Facts: Bears (Part 3)

Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope!

I’m Carl Kerby, and as promised, we are checking out some killer claws today … and we’re not talking about the ferocious lion or the talons of an eagle!

Instead, we’re talking about the 2 – 4 inch curved nails on a Grizzly Bear!

That’s right … these non-retractable, strong, keratin claws are extremely useful. The bear’s pads and claws can be used similar to how we use our fingers, making this mammal incredibly dexterous and able to complete fine, detailed tasks or quick killer swipes.

But the Grizzly Bear has another God-given perfect design feature … humped shoulders. This hump is actually a large robust muscle that allows them to power through their forearms as they dig. They can rip through rotten logs or tear up the ground in search for food. And having the strongest front limbs of any animal in the world is very handy when it’s time to dig a den before winter.

Check back as we discover another super-sense of the bear. Until then, stay bold.

Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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