American Black Bear

Ursus americanus

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.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Bear Hill
heightHeight: 4 to 6.2 ft
weightWeight: Male – 130 to 500 lbs, Female – 90 to 330 lbs
lifespanLifespan: Up to 35 yrs in the wild
habitatHabitat: Forest and brushland
dietDiet: Fruits, shoots, buds, flowers, insects, fish, and small mammals