The American black bear

The American black bear, Ursus americanus, is a skilled climber and an opportunistic omnivore, inhabiting diverse habitats such as temperate forests, where its dark silhouette contrasts with the lush vegetation that often makes up its hunting grounds.

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Keyfacts about The American black bear

1,4 m

Average Size

100 kg

Average Weight

220 jours

Gestation period


Identity Card

  • Name : American black bear
  • Latin name : Ursus americanus
  • Origin : North America
  • IUCN Status : Least concerned
  • Cites : Annexe II

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