Habitat of the black bear
Habitat of the black bear
 
 
Newborn cubs checked by a forest ranger
Newborn cubs checked by a forest ranger
 
 
Black bear cub
Black bear cub
 
 
A close-up of an adult black bear
A close-up of an adult black bear
 
 
Black bear catching a fish
Black bear catching a fish
 
 
A black bear is about 5 feet (1.5 meters).
A black bear is about 5 feet (1.5 meters).
 
 
A young black bear
A young black bear
 
Black Bear
Topic(s):   Bears, Forest Animals, Woodland Animals
Quick Facts
Type of Animal mammal
Habitat forests, woodland
Diet meat, fish, berries, nuts, insects
Weight 300 pounds to 500 pounds (136 kilograms to 227 kilograms)
Height 4 feet to 7 feet (about 1 meter to 2 meters)
Male boar
Female sow
Baby cub
Group sleuth or sloth
Predators people
Endangered no

Many years ago, the black bear lived all over the United States. Now, it only lives in wilderness areas and in our national parks where there are no people. It likes the forests. You can also see them in the lowlands.

A wild male black bear is big and strong. He can weigh up to 500 pounds (up to 225 kilograms). A female is not as large. She alone will raise a litter of one to four cubs.

A black bear is not always black. It can be brown, black or blonde. Some have a painted white patch on their chest. A northern bear hibernates, or sleeps, up to seven months during the winter.

A black bear is an omnivore. This means it eats lots of different kinds of foods.

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