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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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DISCUSSION-Overall, our study corroborates previous investigations which have indicated male American black bears to be larger than females (see Kennedy et al.
District Court in Asheville, North Carolina, to federal charges for unlawfully trafficking in American black bear gall bladders and other American black bear parts, the Justice Department announced.
Are American Black Bears (Ursus americanus) legitimate seed dispersers for fleshy-fruited shrubs?
Geostatistical analysis of allele presence patterns among American black bears in eastern North Carolina.
Specimens of the American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) and American black bear (Ursus americanus) have been obtained in Webb County, Texas.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Several American black bears, captured by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game after wandering a bit too close to human communities, have given researchers the opportunity to study hibernation in these large mammals like never before.
The Bear Family and Me (BBC2, 9pm) Gordon Buchanan, travels to Northern Minnesota to make friends with some American black bears.
on North American black bears by Benjamin Kilham, author of "Among the Bears"; admission $10.
The only bears we might see are American black bears," he said.
Remarkably adaptable, American black bears live in habitats as diverse as the rain forests of the Northwest and bayous of Louisiana.
TWO American black bears have been saved after spending 17 years in captivity in Zambia.
ACT, for its part, hopes to revive a recently extinct Spanish mountain goat within the year, then launch a panda cloning effort using North American black bears as the surrogate species.

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