Size, strength, agility, and other adaptations such as large claws, color vision, and an omnivorous diet make the black bear the most successful and widespread bear in North America. However, this adaptability can lead bears into conflict with people as they wander into camps and towns searching for food.
Where to see them: Near Kroger Lords of the Arctic
Height: 4 to 6.2 ft
Weight: Male – 130 to 500 lbs, Female – 90 to 330 lbs
Lifespan: Up to 35 yrs in the wild
Habitat: Forest and brushland
Diet: Fruits, shoots, buds, flowers, insects, fish, and small mammals
Bringing Back Bears: Historically, clearing of forests and overhunting decimated black bear populations. Today, black bears are making a comeback.