Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Mammalia
                 Family : Ursidae
  Scientific Name : Ursus americanus

                  Group : Mammal
                 Colour : Black, Tan, 
                                   Dark Brown,
            Skin Type : Fur
                Size(H) : 1.3m - 1.8m 
                                  (4.25ft - 6ft)

                 Weight : 100kg - 270kg
                                  (220lbs - 594lbs)
           Top Speed : 48kph (30mph)
            Life Span : 15 - 30 years
Most Distinctive 
               Feature : Thick fur and 
                                 long, pointed snout
             Fun Fact : Short claws make them 
                                good tree climbers!
  1. Black Bears are a species of medium-sized bears found in the forests of North America.
  2. They are the most widespread (in North America) and numerous species of Bears.
  3. There are 16 sub species of Black Bear varying in their size, color and natural habitat.
  4. Though named as black bears, their fur could be black, dark red, brown or light tan.
  5. They differ from brown bears in being smaller and not having a pronounced shoulder hump.
  6. They have shorter legs and claws which also makes them better climbers than brown bears.
  7. Their sense of smell is incredible though their sight and hearing isn’t great.
  8. They are incredibly adaptable and resilient and are able to survive in diverse habitation.
  9. They are solitary nocturnal animals spending most of the time looking for food.
  10. They are omnivores primarily feeding on plant material and occasionally on rodents, deer and fish.
  11. They consume huge amounts of food to build a thick layer of fat for hibernation.
  12. Interestingly, unlike other carnivores, their teeth are better designed to grind vegetation than eat flesh.
  13. Bears hibernate in colder climates for around 8 months.
  14. The female bears give birth to 1-5 cubs after a 7 month gestation.
  15. The cubs are born without fur and survive with the help of their mother’s warmth.
  16. Their main natural predator is the grizzly bear.
  17. They are also known to stand up on their hind legs to make themselves appear large and intimidating.
  18. Their population is thriving today after extensive conservation efforts.

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