Bear is one of the most beloved animals in North America.
There are three species of bears in North America: black bears, brown bears (which includes grizzlies) & polar bears.
The most common one is the black bear (Ursus americanus). Even so it is called the black bear, they can be various shades of black, cinnamon, blonde, blue/gray, or even white! The black bear can be found in all Canadian provinces & territories except Prince Edward Island, & 40 States in USA as south as northern Mexico.. There're approximately 900,000 black bears throughout North America. They can grown to about 3 feet at the shoulder & 5–7 feet (1.5-2 metres) tall when standing upright. Their weight ranges from 100 to 600 pounds (occasionally as much as 700) depending on age, sex, & season (Adult female bears, calledsows, weigh about 175 pounds(90 kg). Adult malebears, called boars, weigh around 400pounds). Average life span for this type of bear is around 15–25 years. Black bears can live in various types of habitat, suchas hardwood forests, dense swamps andforested wetlands. They can also climb trees & are strongswimmers. Black bears can run 35 milesper hour
Black bears are omnivores & will eat just about anything from plants like skunk cabbage, grasses, berries,acorns & nuts to people’s garbage. They also eat bees, ants, termites, eggs, small animals like deerfawns & dead animals. They are an opportunistic feeder, which means that they willeat any food they find available. Black bears tend to be most active at night, but may feed or travel at any time.
Black bears spend the winter in dens to avoid the cold weather & the lack ofavailable food in forests. They make their dens in rock cavities, hollow trees, innests on the ground & beneath branch piles.Inside of their dens, they go into a long winter’s sleep, called torpor. They are nottrue hibernators, so they may wake up & leave their dens to search for food onmild winter days.
Babybears called cubs. Cubs are born inJanuary & they weigh about 8 ouncesat birth.They are born blind, covered with finehair & they nurse on their mother’smilk.Female bears may give birth to 1 to 6cubs at a time. Cubs grow very quickly & they weighabout 80 pounds by the time they areone year old. Young bears stay with their mother forabout one & a half years. Then, theyleave the family unit in search of theirown area to live. Black bears are very intelligent, shy, & secretive animals - actually seeing a bear in the wild is a very rare experience.
Black bear is the official state animal of New Mexico since 1963. It's also a mammal symbol of Alabama, Louisiana, & West Virginia. The black bear is the most common & widespread bear in Canada, the Kermode bear (Ursus americanus kermodei), is a subspecies of the American black bear & lives in the Central & North Coast regions of British Columbia, Canada. It is the official provincial mammal of British Columbia.
While the black bear is found only throughout North & Central America, the brown bear family is spread all over the world. In North America, the grizzly & Kodiak bear are the most widely-recognized subspecies of brown bear. Grizzlies are massive animals with humped shoulders & an elevated forehead that contributes to a somewhat concave profile. The brown bears roam around Alaska, parts of western Canada, & isolated pockets of the northwestern United States. Despite their enormous size, brown bears are extremely fast at speeds of 30 miles per hour. They can be dangerous to humans, particularly if they're surprised or if a person gets between a mother bear & her cubs.
Brown bears can be easily recognized by their most distinctive feature--shoulder hump. Super strong shoulder muscles help brown bears to dig up roots & tear apart logs to find food. They can move rocks & logs & dig through hard soil & rocky ground using their long sharp claws when making their dens.
Brown bears roam enormous home ranges-up to a thousand square miles. Large adult grizzlies may be about 8 feet (2.5 metres) long & weigh about 900 pounds (410 kg). Male brown bears can tower 10 feet tall & weight over 1,200 pounds. Over the winter, a grizzly bear can losse 150 pounds. Each spring the bear marks the boundary of its territory by rubbing trees, scratching bark, or even biting large pieces from the trunks of trees. During late summer & autumn, grizzlies accumulate large amounts of fat & then retire to dens in winter. Cubs, most often twins, are usually born in January or February after about 6–8 months of gestation.
In the continental United States, however, fewer than 1,000 remain, & they are protected by law.
The brown bear is recognized as a national & state animal in several European countries. It is California's state animal even though it went extinct there in the 1920s. The grizzly bear has been the subject of many Native American legends--American Indians appreciate these animals large & very strong but could also move quickly in spite of their size. Therefore these magnificent animals became the center of Indian legends. Often found in Indian paintings & engraved in jewelry as a sign of strength.
Few animals have captured the imagination like bears, references to bears are widely found in ancient & modern literature, folk songs, legends, mythology, children stories, & cartoons. Bears are among the first animals that children learn to recognize. They can stand on two legs, walk on the soles of their feet, pick things up with their “fingers,” & often eat what we eat. This—coupled with their ability to communicate with one another through scratch marks left on trees, smells & sounds—establishes a similarity to our own way of life.
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