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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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An endangered species known as the Formosan black bear was spotted by CCTV, showing that the work of wildlife conservation had gradually come into effect, said Taitung's Forestry Bureau on Friday.
Among his topics regarding black bears are a creature of the forest, into the winter den, and the long sleep.
Even before the 20th century, black bears lost a lot of "traditional forested habitat due to human settlement and conversion of forests to farmlands," she told International Business Times.
Hunting black bears is often fraught with tension, excitement, and, frequently, a little fright, but black bears correctly aren't categorized as true dangerous game, so they're not particularly daunting to hunt.
My friends and I have been fortunate to have taken several nice-sized black bears from this same treestand over the years.
Hunters, hikers and winter outdoor enthusiasts can help DEC track black bears by reporting bear den locations.
At home throughout Oregon, black bears are voracious consumers of berries, fruit, grasses, plants and, sometimes, animals.
The subject of trophy hunting of the common leopard and black bear can be challenged in the Peshawar High Court as there is a great concern for the protection of both species leopards and black bears.
IT is estimated there are at least 600,000 American black bears, the smallest of the States' three bear species.
Louisiana black bears once ranged throughout Louisiana, southern Mississippi and eastern Texas.
Black bears are found mostly in forested areas from Alaska to central Mexico.
20 ( ANI ): Endangered Himalayan black bears are being given special treatment at a rehabilitation centre set up by wildlife authorities, as their hibernation period has begun in Jammu and Kashmir.