Name: Black Bear, Ursus americanus
Description: Large usually black or brown bear, occasionally blonde or white, with thick fur coat.
Location: North America
Special Features: See in color and have good vision close-up
Excellent long-term memory
May live up to 34 years
Up to 7 feet tall
Up to 500 pounds
Excellent sense of smell
Diet: Omnivore, eats fruit, nuts, acorns, insects, succulent greens, and meat.
Neat Fact: The greatest misconception about black bears is that they are likely to attack people in defense of cubs. They are highly unlikely to do this. Grizzly bears are the only bears who may do this.