Paws for the cause

Why bear jokes?

Bear jokes are easy to make. There is no shortage of things named after bears or ideas related to bears – from mascots to foods to phrases to fables, bears are very much apart of our culture. Bear traits and descriptions are used throughout our language in colloquialisms and idioms. Even the word bear itself works well in wordplay because it is a homonym (meaning it bears a striking resemblance to other words with different definitions).

Therein lies the problem with bear puns. Some bear jokes are too easy to make, so they’re often overused. Nothing spoils a good joke like repetition.

The Ursidae Paranomasia Organization wants to protect bear jokes. If you fancy yourself to be a professional punster, comedian, or funny person, we challenge you to devise unique, original bear puns for submission to this website. Once submitted, your pun will be allowed to live in a safe environment, where it will be appreciated, well-documented, accredited to you, then put up on display for the adoring public to read.

To participate, you can submit your pun via email, to, via Twitter to @BearPuns, or via Google+ to +BearPunsOrganization.

Bear in mind, only the most creative puns will be published, so try to be original! Thanks for your interest in Bear Puns.