American Black Bears are found in
They can also be found in Central
Mexico, and Canada.
Also in parts of Alaska, and in the
They have the biggest geographic
Black Bears are shy so they live in heavily
Male black bears live across long
distances with a home range of 60
Female black bears live 15 square miles.
Chunky body's that are round, stout, bulky, and
Small black eyes
Muzzles(their nose) are either tan or brown
Ear’s are pointed and a lot larger than a grizzly.
A long stout with long nostrils
They don’t have any gums in their mouth
They can manipulate their tongues to pick
Bears have a long coat and they don’t have a
shoulder hump like a grizzly bear
Short and curved claws
Have short thick and powerful legs for
climbing.(Yes they can climb!)
Have a short and stubby tail.
They have a good sense of smell
Strong claws for climbing
Strength for turning over heavy things like rocks
A long sticky tongue to reach down ant holes
Color vision to find berries
Canine teeth for ripping open logs and
Incisors for eating grass
A long memory
They eat seasonal fruits, berries, and nut
To bears medows and early summer are
important because it brings grass, and
various fruits and berries
They commonly consume ants
Black bears mate in June and July
If a female's cubs live before the breeding season,
she may mate that same year and produce cubs
the following year.
A female gives birth to her litter of 1-6 (average 2)
young in January or February in the winter den.
At birth, the cubs are blind, weigh 6-12 oz, and are
covered with fine-textured gray hair. Their eyes
open at 4-6 weeks of age.
They leave the den when about two months old,
but continue to nurse for another 5 months.
Black bear cubs stay with the female until the
Female black bears have cubs every 2 years when
they become mature
Claws are great for climbing.
Love to swim and hunt for fish.
They have color vision
Amazing sense of smell.
Very smart- hikers put food in metal
containers and still break in.
Hibernate up to 7 months, or skip it.
They can come in many colors.
They also love food very much(just look at
fat they are)
Brain’s encounter with the American
black bear was not so scary. Brain was
just picking berries and it just so happens
so was the bear. The bear didn’t want to
hurt Brian, all he wanted was food like
every other person or animal.
Our amazing book hatchet.