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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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Cornell is one of eight Junior Monarchs currently skating for the Black Bears.
He added that the Black Bears are now accepting nominations for the award.
A BLACK bear killed a sleeping five-month-old girl after snatching her from a pushchair.
Only the black bears were able to find a way to co-exist with the tide of humanity that followed Lewis and Clark west.
The Black Bears pulled to within 6-3, but Aaron McKenzie's eighth-inning sacrifice fly provided Loe with an insurance run.
Playing dead works with grizzly bears but not the black bears found in California.
Black bears have also been spotted at Muir Woods National Monument and Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Louisiana black bears use trees for food and denning.
During a 1983 auction in South Korea, the bidding for an especially-prized black bear specimen grew incredibly intense, finally stopping at $55,000.
Human astronauts, as well as the elderly or bedridden, often suffer from osteoprosis because their bones support almost no weight -- and so should black bears, which lie in dens too small for weight-bearing positions.
Record book entries for black bears have come from 26 different states (from Alaska to Georgia) and II Canadian provinces.
In northwest Montana and Glacier National Park, Hunt's technique was effective in training 34 black bears and 16 grizzlies to avoid camps, roadways, and park buildings.