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Christiansburg black bear cub recovering at Wildlife Center of Virginia - WSLS

Black bear cub found in Christiansburg man's tree - WSLS

Black bear cubs were spotted in Naples, Florida playing on a trampoline - Daily Mail

Three-legged bear cub thrives at The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center - HSUS News

FWP proposes black bear hunting district on Bozeman's outskirts - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Roscommon Forest Site of DNR Black Bear Project - 9&10 News


BLACK BEAR LINKS: Bear With Us - Bear With Us Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Centre for Bears. Bear With Us Mission: To promote the understanding and respect for the bear family a species near the top of the evolutionary scale a species in direct niche competition with the human race. - This site is designed to help you find information about bears. Please look around and see if you find anything that interests you.
Black Bear Conservation Committee - help support environmental education and help bring environmental and economic recovery to the Louisiana Gulf Coast region. As a national model for endangered species recovery and conservation management the BBCC is helping engage and inspire recovery in south Louisiana.
Halo Minnesota's White Bear - a most unexpected "guest" ventured into the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary near Orr Minnesota. Volunteers were busy at work when much to their surprise they spotted a white bear moving through the trees. The young timid bear eventually stepped out into the opening.
Cute Black Bear Cub Video - Cutest black bear cub wanders into supermarket in Alaska.

Cute Black Bears Beautiful Photos - Beautiful Photo Gallery pictures and photos for cute black bears photographed by professional travel nature and wildlife photographer Rolf Hicker.
American Bear Association - Promotes the well-being of black bears across North America and provides bear observation at Minnesota's Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary.
Bart the Bear - Learn about this Kodiak grizzly bear who happens to be a famous movie star.
Bears In Your Backyard - Advice and pointers to make homes and properties bear-friendly. Bear Viewing in Alaska - Information for bear viewing in Alaska. - Provides information on wilderness issues and activities including bears; plus bear/human conflict reports.
Guide to the Bears of Yellowstone Park - Describes distinguishing characteristics of the Grizzly and the Black Bear. Includes information on diet home range and behavior.
Iberianature - A regularly updated archive of news on bears in Spain
Internet Bear Den - Find grizzly and brown bear information and pictures as well as other items for those with an appreciation of bears.
Malaysian Sun Bear Profile - Information on the Malaysian Sun Bear including detailed profile and pictures.
Nature: The Polar Bears of Churchill - Information related to the PBS television program about Churchill Manitoba. Includes video clips and photos.


Black Bear subspecies go by different names, like Kermode bear, Cinnamon bear, or Glacier bear, but they are all black bears. We prefer calling male and female bears simply males and females, but many people call them boars and sows, like pigs. Although pigs and black bears are both omnivores, they are not related. A group of bears is sometimes called a sloth of bears after the Middle English slowthe, meaning slow. The term is inaccurate because bears are not slow (see below), and few people use the term anymore.

Wild male black bears of breeding age usually weigh between 125 and 500 pounds, depending upon age, season, and food. Very well fed bears can be heavier. The record is 880 pounds in Craven County, North Carolina, and a close second from northeastern Minnesota weighed 876 pounds on September 5, 1994. Wild females usually weigh between 90 and 300 pounds with the heaviest known female weighing 520 pounds in northeastern Minnesota on August 30, 1993. Black bears in captivity may exceed these records.

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