An American Black Bear is a ursine animal with one of the largest and most widely distributed populations in North America. They can be found as far east as New England, west to the Rocky Mountains, and throughout all but three Canadian provinces.
This animal is noted for having a large body size and bears that are often black in colour. Their colouring ranges from yellowish brown to deep black or silver-tipped fur as they age. Males typically weigh between 136 and 529 lbs (62 – 240kg) while females will only weigh up to 285 lbs (129 kg). The average male height is 2m (6 ft 7in), while their female counterparts will reach an average height of 1m 53cm (5ft 4in).
Least Concern (LC)
They can flip boulders weighing over 140kg with a single paw.
Black bears are expert tree climbers.
They may be large, but black bears can run up to 40kmph.
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