Black Bear

Black Bear(Ursus americanus)

Length:5 feet

Weight:125 lb.

Top Speed:25 mph

Gestation:220 days

Life Span:25 years

Status:Man is the primary predator of the black bear. When the Europeans settled in America they killed bears whenever possible and cleared their habitat for farms and housing. Today the black bear is making a comeback, but their is still poaching. In Asia there is a demand for bear gall bladders and paws for ancient medicinal purposes and thus poaching occurs. Regulated hunting is legal in many states.

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