Bears can be found throughout the globe. They tend to be large animals, and are characterized by a plantigrade walk (on their heels, like humans), a huge body, short legs, a stub of a tail, round ears, and forward facing eyes.
All bears are classified to be carnivores, with each species having a variable degree of herbivorous tendency. The panda bear, for example, is primarily a plant eater. Polar bears are almost exclusively a carnivore.