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The Bear is a barbarian animal unit in Civilization IV.


With 3 strength, Bears are the strongest wild animals in the game. Like other animal units, they spawn only in the early game and cannot enter a civilization's cultural borders.

Scouts receive a 100% combat strength bonus when fighting Bears. Be sure to protect any Settlers that leave your territory with Scouts or military units if Bears are nearby.


In the other Civilization games, Bears that appear on the map usually represent a trade good (such as Furs) rather than a computer-controlled unit.

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