Kingdom : Animalia
                           Class : Mammalia
                        Family : Ursidae
                         Group : Mammal

         Scientific Name : Ursus tibetanus
                        Colour : Black, Brown,
                   Skin Type : Fur
                        Size(H) : 1.2m - 1.9m
                                        (4ft - 6.25ft)

                        Weight : 90kg - 115kg 
                                         (198lbs - 253lbs)
                  Top Speed : 40kph (25mph)
                   Life Span : 15 - 25 years
 Distinctive Features : Distinctive
                                       marking on chest
                   Fun Fact : Known to eat 160 
                                      different tree-dorn 
                                      fruits in Thailand!
  1. The Asiatic Black Bears are medium-large species of bears
  2. They inhabit the deciduous tropical forests throughout Asia.
  3. Their bodies are strong and sturdy body and are characterized by a big head and thick-set legs.
  4. The have coat of fur which is mostly black in color.
  5. Distinctively, they have a v-shaped mark on their chest.
  6. Though they have poor sight and hearing, they have a very keen sense of smell.
  7. Asiatic Black Bears are great climbers.
  8. In colder habitats, they are known to hibernate through the winters for around 6 months.
  9. Their thick layer of fat helps them survive through their hibernation.
  10. They are solitary animals who come together only to breed.
  11. They breed in June and July and give birth after a 6-8-month gestation.
  12. The bear cubs are born hairless and depend on their mothers for warmth.
  13. They live to be around 25 years old in the wild.
  14. They are omnivores feeding on both small animals and a variety of vegetation.
  15. Interestingly, they are known to feed on 160 different varieties of tree-borne fruits.
  16. They have very few natural predators like the tiger.
  17. Asiatic Black bears are nocturnal.
  18. They are threatened by hunting and habitat loss and are an endangered species today.

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