Habitat of the Asiatic black bear
Habitat of the Asiatic black bear
 
 
A newborn cub born in a zoo
A newborn cub born in a zoo
 
 
Close-up of an Asiatic black bear
Close-up of an Asiatic black bear
 
 
An adult Asiatic black bear
An adult Asiatic black bear
 
 
Close-up of the tan fur on an Asiatic black bear
Close-up of the tan fur on an Asiatic black bear
 
 
The Asiatic black bear has a keen sense of smell
The Asiatic black bear has a keen sense of smell
 
 
An adult Asiatic black bear
An adult Asiatic black bear
 
Asiatic Black Bear
Topic(s):   Bears, Endangered Animals, Forest Animals
Quick Facts
Type of Animal mammal
Habitat alpine, boreal forest
Diet nuts, fruit, plants, fish, insects
Weight 220 pounds to 480 pounds (100 kilograms to 218 kilograms)
Height about 6 feet (about 2 meters)
Male boar
Female sow
Baby cub
Group sleuth or sloth
Predators people, leopards, wolves
Endangered yes; loss of habitat, illegal hunting

The Asiatic black bear lives on the continent of Asia. The bear lives in mountain forests. The Asiatic black bear has long fur and a white or tan colored spot on its chest. Its front paws have sharp claws. These claws help the bear climb trees.

In the fall, the Asiatic black bear climbs trees to get the nuts. It can pick the nuts up from the forest floor, too. In the summer, it likes to eat raspberries, cherries, grasses and even ants. In the winter, the bear sleeps in a hollow tree or cave. It can hibernate for as long as five months.

The mother bear can have one to four cubs at a time. The cub is very small when it is born. It weighs less than a pound. It stays with its mother two or three years.

The Asiatic black bear is an endangered animal. It likes to move from place to place. It does this to find its food. People are cutting down its habitat to make farms. It is hard for the bear to find food. Some people in China kill the bear for its gall bladder. The gall bladder is part of the bears inside body. It is used to make medicine.

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