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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In Yala, guests take a jeep safari in Yala National Park, one of Sri Lanka 's premier eco-tourism destinations and home to a variety of wildlife including Asian black bears, leopards and elephants.
Wildlife is plentiful; people have seen Asian black bears, leopards, musk deer, Amur goral (a kind of goat-antelope), and spotted seals.

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