Originally Posted By wandering_daisy
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A lot of animals are curious regarding any unusual color, shape or smell in their environment. By the way, since dogs are somewhat color blind, what about bears? Perhaps it was the different color pannels, rather than the colore per se?
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Bears can see in color: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifenews.view_article&articles_id=136

Bears are omnivorous and berries often make up a significant part of their diet. Seeing in color would be a substantial evolutionary advantage compared to dogs which hunt animals and need to see movement primarily.