Ursus americanus

Ursus americanus

American Black Bear
black bear
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Overview

In the East, nearly black; in the West, black to cinnamon, with white blaze on chest. A "blue" phase occurs near Yakutat Bay, Alaska, and a nearly white population on Gribble Island, British Columbia, and the neighboring mainland. Snout tan or grizzled; in profile straight or slightly convex. 3 pairs of upper incisors equal in size. Male much larger than female.

Scientific Name

Ursus americanus
Common Name
American Black Bear
black bear
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Mammals
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