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 »

The polar bear's ecological niche is that of a specialized predator of seals. Polar bears are the most carnivorous (meat eaters) of all the bear species, and their diet mainly consists of ringed seals and larger bearded ... More »

The primary way black bears defend themselves is by avoiding danger. When they cannot avoid danger, their first response is to climb a tree. Black bears are remarkable climbers and the only bear species in North America ... More »

The main differences between a black bear and a grizzly bear are in the size of the shoulders, the shape of the face and the length of the claws. Grizzly bears have a distinct shoulder hump that black bears don't have. G... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Bears

A black bear prepares to hibernate by creating a nest, eating more than usual, gaining weight and drinking almost three times as much as usual. This species of bears prepare for hibernation in different ways and to diffe... More »

A true albino black bear has pink eyes and a pink nose and is quite rare. However, some residents of three distinct populations of black bears in Canada display a totally white coat but still retain the brown eyes and no... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Bears

The scientific name for the black bear is Ursus Americanus. American black bears can be found all across North America, from Alaska down to Mexico. More »