Black Bear

Black bear

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderCarnivora
FamilyUrsidae
GenusUrsus
Binomial nameUrsus americanus

Range Map

Range of species in blue

Description

The American black bear is a midsize mammal from North America. Their color is not always black but can be brown, tan, and even blonde.

They measure from 130 to 190 cm and weigh from 200 to 300 kg. The black bear is an  omnivore and has a very varied diet.  This consists mostly of fish, mammals, insects, grasses, roots, and berries.

This species of bear is broadly distributed in forest habitats, with an average lifespan of 20 years.