The black bear is formally known as the American Black Bear, because it is native to North America. The black bear is medium in size, and is the most widely distributed species of bear in North America. Black bears are o... More »

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National Geographic provides information about black bears, including size, life expectancy, territory, reproduction and behavior. There is also an audio file that features sounds made by a black bear. More »

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The brown bear, Ursus arctos, has the widest range of any bear species. It lives in northern North American, Europe and Asia. Its subspecies include the grizzly bear, the Eurasian brown bear and the largest of all, the K... More »

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The black bear is the most common type of bear in North America. It climbs trees well and usually lives in forest environments, although it also lives in mountainous or swampy regions. Its coat may be bluish-gray, bluish... More »

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The black bear is a small bear found in North America that has short strong claws, making it an excellent tree climber. Black bears can be various shades of black, brown and cinnamon colors. There is a rare subset of thi... More »

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The American black bear is an omnivore found across North America. Black bears mostly eat plant foods supplemented by carrion. Black bears prefer forested areas with sparse human habitation. Cubs are sometimes killed by ... More »

Black bears live only in North America. They make their homes as far north as Alaska and as far south as Mexico. They typically live in well-forested areas but sometimes populate mountains and swamplands. Black bears are... More »