"L'ours noir mange une pomme."
Translation:The black bear is eating an apple.
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I did some quick research and interestingly enough, Ursus americanus does eat apples: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_black_bear#Livestock_and_crop_predation
Aside from being fun trivia, at least we will never forget that an apple = une pomme. :D
A Japanese tourist in Kamchatka, Russia, met a bear in the forest and tried feeding it, probably with an apple. I think he had seen too many cartoons about pandas or something. The bear ate the stuff together with his hand, then his arm, and then the rest of the Japanese tourist. It is a real story.
Here's a helpful source which lists some other exceptions: http://www.fluentfrenchnow.com/how-to-pronounce-plus-in-spoken-french/
And I find Forvo to be helpful resource too for checking pronunciation: http://www.forvo.com/search-fr/ours/
Take it for granted it is the species saschambaer; there are just the two whose common name is by colour: Black and Brown, which is also called the European and in North America, the Grizzly. All others have non-colour names. However, it doesn't matter. Could be Barbie was feeding an apple to Ken's cuddly toy. Learning French is the issue here. Many Duo translations to English seem suspect but the focus is the correct translation, not the sentence making any sense nor the robustness of "statements" made. "The green cow is wearing red boots" is an exercise in words construction of a sentence and grammar, not sense. I admit, however, that if Duo's lessons always made sense immediately and recognizably in translation then there would be far, far, far, far, far, less Clutter. Just in case.... if you are chased by a Brown(Grizzly) bear, climb a tree. They cannot climb trees. (Although they can knock small ones over). If you are chased by a Black bear DONT climb a tree because they can.... with the ease and dexterity of a monkey! Having experienced those scenarios, make a resolution that next year you go to Disneyland Paris and try out your French! :)
Only Polar Bears are carnivores. (Not much vegetation around the North Pole) All other bears are omnivores but rarely eat meat. In season they'll eat fish. Most of their waking year they are preferably vegetarians excepting those who have learnt that life is far easier near human habitation, living off human foods and waste food. These become just as unhealthy as the humans they scrounge and scavenge from.