75 Paw-Some Bear Puns and Jokes That Are Wildly Funny

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like a good joke, especially when they’re having a bad day. If you’re looking for a good bear-themed joke or funny pun, you’re in the right place. Puns are clever ways to tell jokes with words or phrases that can have multiple meanings—and we’re sharing 75 bear puns and one-liners that span from teddy bears and polar bears to koala bears and grizzly bears.

Why joke about bears? They’re cute animals and beloved creatures (except when you encounter one while camping!) that are cuddly, adorable, majestic and can evoke meaning in certain cultures. Most of us grew up with some sort of famous bear cartoon character like Yogi Bear, Paddington Bear, Winnie the Pooh, Care Bears or The Berenstain Bears.

Aside from cartoon bears, there are only eight species of real-life bears in the world. Since we can’t hang out with them (we should definitely keep our distance!), why not crack jokes about them? With so many kinds of bears, it was a breeze to come up with 75 bear puns that are un-bear-ably funny. Share them around the campfire (along with your camping Instagram captions), entertain your kids or impress your friends with these witty lines.

Looking for more puns to impress your friends? Try these egg puns and coffee puns.

Best Bear Puns



  1. I can't bear to be without you.

  2. How are you today? Me, I’m bear-ly functioning.

  3. Let's paws and reflect on how awesome bears are.

  4. What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear.

  5. You’re un-bear-ably cute!

  6. Why did the bear sit on a clock? He wanted to be on time.

  7. Life without you is un-bear-able.

  8. What did the bear say when her date showed up too early? I’ll be out in a minute, I’m bearly dressed.

  9. I’ll never forget you, no matter bear you go.

  10. What’s a bear’s favorite ice cream? Strawbeary.

  11. Bear with me, I’m just getting started.

  12. What kind of sports cars do bears drive? Fur-raris.

  13. Have a bear-y good day!

  14. I bear-ly made it on time.

  15. What do you call a bear with a bad attitude? The bearer of bad news.

  16. How does a bear stop a movie? They hit the paws button.

  17. That’s a pawsitive attitude!

  18. Why don’t bears wear shoes? Because they like to go bear-foot.

  19. What’s a bear’s favorite cereal? Honey Bunches of Oats.

  20. Bear with me, I’m just getting started.



Teddy Bear Puns

  1. You’re my teddy bear-y best friend.

  2. What is a teddy bear’s favorite movie? The Fast and the Furry-ous.

  3. What did one teddy bear say to the next? I just hate to be the bearer of bad news.

  4. What do you do with a green teddy bear? Wait until he’s ripe.

  5. How do you start a bear race? “Ready, teddy, go!”

  6. Teddy or not, here I come!

  7. How do teddy bears keep their houses cool in summer? They use bear conditioning.

  8. I told my teddy bear how cute it looked and it plushed.

  9. How do teddy bears keep fit? They do a lot of bear-obics

  10. Why did the teddy bear say no to dessert? Because he was already stuffed.

  11. What do you call teddy bear police officers? The fuzz.



Polar Bear Puns

  1. Are you feeling ice-solated without me?

  2. You’re so cool, you’re practically polar.

  3. What do you call a polar bear prom? The snow ball.

  4. I find you polar-izingly attractive.

  5. What do you call a polar bear in Florida? A solar bear.

  6. Who is a polar bear’s favorite musician? Seal

  7. Let’s chill like polar bears.

  8. Bear-y cold, isn't it?

  9. I’m bear-y much in need of a snow day.

  10. What’s the difference between a panda and a polar bear? Roughly 3,000 miles.

  11. What’s a polar bear’s favorite food? Iceberg-ers.

  12. Polar bears make the best ice-breakers.

  13. What do you call a polar bear in Hawaii? Lost.

Panda Puns

  1. I can’t bear to be without my panda.

  2. You’re the bamboo to my panda.

  3. Why do pandas save money printing photos? Most of their pics are black and white.

  4. You’re pand-tastic!

  5. What do pandas enjoy drinking on a night out on the town? Bambooze.

  6. Panda-monium ensues whenever you’re around.

  7. Why did the panda quit her second job? She needed to spend koala-ty time with her cubs.

  8. You’ve got the bamboo-zling charm of a panda.

  9. What’s black, white, and red all over? A sunburned panda.

  10. Why did the panda like old movies? Because they were in black and white.

  11. I can’t panda-le how cute you are.

Koala Puns

  1. You’ve got all the koalafications to be my friend.

  2. I’m totally koala-fied to love you.

  3. You’re a koala-ty friend.

  4. Let’s koala-brate our friendship!

  5. What did the koala dad want most for his family? Peas on earth.

  6. What’s a bear’s go-to drink? Coca-Koala.

  7. What do you call a confused koala? Bear-wildered.

  8. I’m koala-fied to make you smile.

  9. Why didn’t the koala get the job? Because he was over koala-fied.

  10. What do you call a lazy koala? A pouch potato.

Grizzly Bear Puns

  1. How did the grizzly walk in the snow? Bear footed.

  2. Things are about to get grizzly.

  3. What cheese is effective for luring a grizzly out the forest? Camembear!

  4. I can’t bear the grizzly thought of losing you.

  5. What do you call a bear who’s stuck in the rain? A drizzly bear.

  6. You’ve got a bear-y grizzly personality.

  7. I’m bear-y grizzly about our friendship.

  8. Why do grizzlies never get lost? They always bear right.

  9. Grizzly bears are pawsitively the best.

  10. Where do young grizzly bears enjoy hanging out? At the maul.

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