The black bear, also known as the
, is the most widespread bear that lives throughout the
woodlands covering North America
, including parts of Mexico.
American Black Bear
White markings are often found on the chest, and with the shape of a V. Based on their colors, the black bear is known as the
cinnamon bear, blue-grey, blue-black glacier bear and white bear.
Black bears are brown and are frequent in the western part of North America.
Black bears are big and bulky and also has a short
tail. Adults can range between
1.5 to 1.8 meters
(5 6-foot) in length, and they
weigh 90 to 270 kilograms
The head is small but can be supported with a sturdy neck. The ears are tiny and round.
While considered carnivores, Black bears are an Omnivore diet. In the spring, they eat the newly emerging plants and carcasses of dead animals in Winter.
Since they are opportunistic feeders, bears can also eat pinecones and roots, ants and honey from domestic or wild bees
But, bears are fierce predators, and in certain regions, they often can kill deer calves and deer fawns when they are born in spring.
Winter is spent in dens located in crevices in rocks, underground caves, underneath the roots of trees in hollow trees or brush piles or even on open ground beds.
Black bears can live
30 to 40 years
when they live in nature
; however, most of them die before their early 20s.