(Encyclopedia) bear, large mammal of the family Ursidae in the order Carnivora, found almost exclusively in the Northern Hemisphere. Bears have large heads, bulky bodies, massive hindquarters, short? Alabama State Facts
Organized as territory: March 3, 1817Entered Union: Dec. 14, 1819 (22ndState)Present constitution adopted: 1901
State abbreviation/Postal code: Ala./ALNickname:?