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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Scientists said on Tuesday that genetic analysis of nine bone, tooth, skin, hair and fecal samples from museum and private collections attributed to the yeti, also called the Abominable Snowman, found that eight came from Asian black bears, Himalayan brown bears or Tibetan brown bears and one came from a dog.
The 13 creatures - five lions, two tigers, two Asian black bears, two hyenas and two dogs - were then safely transported by air to an animal sanctuary outside Amman.

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