How do bears mark their territory?

  • Bear marking behavior
  • Territorial behavior
  • Communication in bears

Bears mark their territory by rubbing their bodies against trees, scratching the bark, and leaving scent marks through urine and feces. They use these marks to communicate with other bears and establish their dominance. Bears have a keen sense of smell and can detect these scent marks from long distances.

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