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Black Bear
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
  • Good swimmers
  • May live up to 34 years
  • Short snout
  • 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.

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