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Here are some basic facts on Black Bears. At the bottom, I included links to pages where there is more information on Black Bears.


Black Bear Facts

Class:

Mammalia (mammals)

Order:

Carnivora (carnivores)

Family:

Ursidae (bear family)

Genus:

Ursus

Species:

Ursus Americanus

Status:

Endangered Species

World Distribution:

Exclusive to North America.

Size:

Height: average 3 feet on all fours -- Weight: average 450 pounds for males ; females 33 % smaller

Physical Characteristics:

Smallest of the North American bears -- usually black with tan muzzle and white patch under throat -- claws are short and curved

Habitat:

Forest regions, swamps, dense bush land

Habits:

Solitary -- fast runner -- skilled tree climber -- sleeps deeply for most of the winter -- wanders far for food

Diet:

Plant life, small mammals


Links for Black Bears
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Bear Den Organization

Information separated into specific categories. Great resource

Nature Net - Bear's Den

Very long facts sheet

USGS Kids' Corner

Article

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