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Black Bear




Diet: Omnivore; eat a variety of foods including fruits, veggies, seeds, nuts, insects, carrion, and human garbage. Typically, the black bear is a scavenger while the brown bear will hunt prey for food.



Habitat and Range: Black bears exist in a variety of habitats including desert, grassland, forest, and coastal.


Scat: “Meatball” shape; round, chunky pile

Tracks: 5 toes with claws visible. Front and back tracks are different


Lifespan: 25-30 years in captivity. 20 years in the wild.

Protection Status: Least Concern-black bears are not endangered currently.

Threats to Black Bears: People feeding bears and bears becoming habituated to people. Loss of habitat and habitat fragmentation.

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