AMERICAN BLACK BEAR

General Description:

This medium-sized bear is usually black with a brown muzzle, lacks a shoulder hump, and often has a white patch on the chest.


Distribution:

American black bears can be found on most of the North American continent


Habitat:

Forests of coniferous and deciduous trees, as well as open alpine habitats where there are no brown bears


Diet:

Black bears are omnivorous with 85% of its diet from vegetation


Population: 750,000

Length: 4.5 to 6 feet

Height: 3 feet

Weight: Males: 130 to 660 pounds, Females: 90 to 175 pounds


Geographic Range

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