[2015] Thrisha Sakamuri (Mrs. Reiner): Black Bear

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[2015] Thrisha Sakamuri (Mrs. Reiner): Black Bear

Scientific NameUrsus americanus

Distinguishing featuresBlack bears are the smallest bears in the North America. A black bear can weigh from 125 lb to 600 lb. Black bears have been seen in many different colors, including cinnamon, beige, and even white. Black bears are about 4.5ft- 6ft when standing on their hind legs.

Life Span Average lifespan is around ten years, though black bears can live upward of thirty years in the wild. to

Interesting facts* Black bears are not true hibernators. During their winter dormant period, though, they do not eat or,drink but may wake up if disturbed.* American black bears are omnivorous: plants, fruits, nuts, insects, honey, salmon, small mammals and carrion. In northern regions, they eat spawning salmon. Black bears will also occasionally kill young deer or moose calves.

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Black Bears

HabitatBlack bears are the mst common bears in North America. They are found in Canada, northern Mexico, and the Rocky Mountains.

Citation "Bear." (Ursidae). N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2015. "EasyBib: The Free Automatic Bibliography Composer." EasyBib. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2015. Kallen, Stuart A. Black Bears. Edina, MN: Abdo & Daughters, 1998. Print. "Log in." Britannica School. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Nov. 2015. "Black Bears, Black Bear Pictures, Black Bear Facts - National Geographic." National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Nov. 2015. "Basic Facts About Black Bears." Defenders of Wildlife. N.p., 24 Feb. 2012. Web. 24 Nov. 2015.

Baby black bears

Black bear tracks


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