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Black Bear

Ursus americanus


Color: Varies from pure black to brown, cinnamon, or blonde; in the Rocky Mountains, approximately 50% are black with a light brown muzzle. Height: About 3 ft (0.9 m) at the shoulder. Weight: Male: 210-315 lbs (95-143 kg); Female: 135-160 lbs (61-73 kg) (Barnes and Bray 1967). Annual Home Range Size: Males: 194 km2 (75 mi2); Females: 44 mi2 (17 mi2) (M. Haroldson, IGBST, pers. Commun). Life Expectancy: 15 - 20 years in the wild; 30+ years in captivity.


Grassy ravine.


Long distance sighting.

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Wyoming, USA

Lat: 44.92, Long: -110.44

Spotted on Jun 3, 2008
Submitted on Jan 24, 2012

Spotted for mission

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