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5kl Black Bear

  1. 1. The Black Bear Written and Illustrated by Alissa
  2. 2. About the Author Hi my name is Alissa. Some of my favorite hobbies are football,fishing,and hunting. My favorite school subject is math. My two best friends are Emily and Jenna. The reason why I am writing about the black bear is because I think this animal is very interesting.
  3. 3. Who Am I? The animal you will be reading about is the black bear. The black bear can live up to be 30 years old. And the oldest bear to live was at the age of 26 years old. Also the American black bear is the smallest bear out of the three bears.
  4. 4. Early Years The black bear’s young is called a cub. The cub may stay with it’s mother for a year and a half or more. A black bear may have up to 1- 6 cubs but 2 is the most common. When the cub is born it weighs 1/2 pound to 1 pound.
  5. 5. Habitat Sweet Habitat The black bear is mostly found in forested areas. The bears can also be found in meadows and fields. But you won’t see them in the winter because they will be hibernating.
  6. 6. What’s on the Menu? What the black bear eats is plants, fruits, nuts, insects, honey, salmon, and small mammals.
  7. 7. Making Tracks The black bear’s tracks are like a circle for the palm and for the toes it is like rounded triangles. The black bear has five toes on each paw.
  8. 8. Simply Irresistable! Did you know that the average male black bear may weigh 250- 500 pounds! The cub is in it’s mothers tummy for 63- 70 days The largest black bear weighed at 880 pounds.
  9. 9. Where in the World? The American black bear is found in Canada, USA, and Mexico. The bear also may be found in a tundra.
  10. 10. Facts Did You Know? The black bear can be found in 40 different states. A black bear can feed up to 20 hours a day to get fat for the winter. Fun Fact! Black bears can get up to the speed of 30 miles. A black bear’s hearing is 100 times better than a humans hearing.
  11. 11. Resource List http://www.firstpeople.us/pictures/bear/Black-Bear-Tennessee-1600x1200.html picture slide 1 http://www.animaltrial.com/animals/bearpicturesfolder/blackbearpictures/inquisit iveblackbear.html picture slide 3 http://www.hickerphoto.com/cute-baby-black-bear-18883-pictures.htm picture slide 4 http://www.bear.org/website/images/stories/images/images- new/recent_black_bear_range.jpg map slide 9 http://media.katu.com/images/080413_springer_salmon.jpg picture slide 6 http://www.riversideguideservice.com/images/bear_tracks.jpg picture slide7 http://www.gotpetsonline.com/pictures-gallery/exotic-pictures-breeders- babies/black-bear-pictures-breeders-babies/pictures/black-bear-0012.jpg picture slide 8 http://www.mountaincovelodge.net/brcntr2.jpg picture slide 5