Black Bear Facts

We've got 10 bear-illiant facts on these beautiful bears...



1. American black bears are found in Canada, Mexico and North America.

2. They mostly eat grasses, herbs and fruit, but will sometimes eat other things, including fish.

3. The black bear's coat has lots of layers of shaggy fur, which keeps it warm in cold winter months.

4. They may be called black bears, but their coat can be blue-gray or blue-black, brown and even sometimes white!

5. Their short claws make black bears expert tree climbers.

6. They may be large, but black bears can run up to 40kmph!

7. These big bears have a very good sense of smell and can often be seen standing on their hind legs, sniffing scents!

8. They usually live in forests but black bears are also found in mountains and swamps.

9. Black bears spend winter dormant in their dens, feeding on body fat they have built up over the summer and autumn.

10. They make their dens in caves, burrows or other sheltered spots. Sometimes they even make them in tree holes high above the ground!


Picture: © Tim Herbert


Photos: Getty Images UK

Your Comments

Brayden
You the best!
Zany
cool bear Nice
ragdollsuperstar
really interesting:)
jaydenkerr
what cool animals
coco
I love bears.They are cute
Peyton
some bears eat fish and the there are 500 and something bear that eat fish
legend
Those are amazing facts about black bears
kathlein
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kayden
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Sapphire
so so cute
neivda
black bears are so cute
cooper
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kate
i love black bears
Leia
They are sooo Cute. :D
JackBaxter
i love bears
Jack
Nice pictures!!!!
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