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Top 10: Bears

Far from being average bears, these ten cuddly critters have found fame on screen, in literature and even in battle

Grin and bear it

GRIZZLY’S GRIZZLY

ALAMY X2, GETTY X7, MARY EVANS X1, TOPFOTO X1, IWM X1

It’s not often that you come across a man named Grizzly with a pet bear named Ben. While in pursuit of a new life in the American West, John “Grizzly” Adams found companionship not in the other gold rush fortyniners, but in a bear cub he had captured while hunting. The bear, which he decided to call Ben Franklin, became so loyal to his master that he risked his life saving Grizzly from another, fiercer grizzly.

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