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|Scientific Name||Ursus americanus|
|Height:||70-105 cm (Adult, At Shoulder)|
|Lifespan:||18 + years (In the wild)|
|Gestation period:||235 days|
|Hibernation period:||3-8 months dependent on regional climate|
|Mass:||Male: 60-250 kg (Adult), Female: 41-170 kg (Adult)|
More about Black Bears
American Black Bears or North American Black bears are the continent’s smallest and most widely spread species. This bear is native to North America and typically can be found in forested areas. Black bears will venture out of the forest in search of food, which is why humans will often encounter them in campgrounds or picnic areas.
Black bears are not considered endangered, due to their widespread populations around the continent.
In terms of aggressiveness, these bears will often avoid confrontation with humans. Rather than attacking, they will often swat the ground with their paws, take fake charges towards a human, and make blowing noises.
Black Bears are found throughout North America including many provinces of Canada, many states of the USA, and North/Central Mexico. There are 16 sub-species.
IUCN Status: Least Concern; except Mexico where they are considered Endangered.