The scientific name of the black bears found in America is Ursus Americanus. It is one of the most common species of bears found in America. Black bear is known to be an omnivorous animal, and it eats a wide range of things. Black bears live in large forested areas and they never venture out from their habitat in search of food. In fact, it is a very difficult task to spot a black bear in a forest.
There are nearly four hundred thousand black bears that live in North America. The black bears come in two colors, namely black and sometimes brownish black. The coat color mainly depends on the habitat that they live in. When the bear cubs are born, they are quite different in color. Black bears are thickly coated which gives them protection against the cold.
The black bear of North America is known to be the fourth largest bear species in the world. The males can weigh up to 500 pounds, and the females can weigh up to 300 pounds. When the black bear is standing on all its four legs, it can be three feet tall. When it is standing upright on two legs it can be five feet or more. Some bears are as tall as a human man and can measure up to six feet. One cannot really distinguish the black and brown bears because of their size. Some black bears also have a mixture of brown coat. However, these two animals are very closely related to one another.
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