black bear

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black bear

1. American black bear a bear, Euarctos (or Ursus) americanus, inhabiting forests of North America. It is smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear
2. Asiatic black bear a bear, Selenarctos thibetanus, of central and E Asia, whose coat is black with a pale V-shaped mark on the chest
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Researchers of the American black bear have ascertained that animals dispersing from the mountains of northern Mexico are recolonizing their historical habitats in the Trans-Pecos region of Texas (Onorato et al.
One American Black bear was discovered on autopsy to have a laceration of the liver which was attributed partially to an overdose of anaesthesia.
Home to five American black bears, the exhibit features a towering waterfall, deadfall trees for climbing and rock formations with unobstructed views of bears at play.
In North America, hunters kill American black bears and sell the gallbladders illegally.
While strolling the grounds, Oswald will point to each of his 23 grown North American Black Bears and list their different personalities, names and even their weight.
Records of permits obtained for importation of 'trophy parts' back to the UK reveal that in the past six years at least 40 African elephants, 32 leopards, 26 American black bears, 18 polar bears, 16 cougars, 10 grizzly bears, seven cheetahs, six lions and six hippopotamuses have been killed.

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