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The American black bear is the world's most common bear species. Most black bears are black. However their fur can range in color from pure white to a cinnamon color to very dark brown or black. Typically, adults are approximately 3 feet tall at the shoulder, and their length from nose to tail is about 75 inches. Adult males are much larger than adult females. A large male black bear can exceed 600 lbs in weight while females seldom exceed 200 lbs.
These bears were spotted at a reserve for animals in Rapid City South Dakota where they are able to roam free.
Spotted on Jul 8, 2015
Submitted on Jul 8, 2015
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