bear1Order Carnivora

Family Ursidae

Scientific Name

Ursus americanus

Thumbnail Description

They have the keen sense of smell

Size and Weight

Head-body length 120 to 200 cm (47 to 79 in); shoulder height 70 to 105 cm (28 to 41 in); tail 7.7–17.7 cm (3.0–7.0 in)

(Male) weight 47–250 kg (104–551 lb)

Physical Features

The fur is not as shaggy or coarse as that of brown bears

Habitat

Chaparral, pinyon juniper woods, wet and dry meadows, high tidelands, riparian areas

Distribution

North America

Diet

Roots,bulbs, corms and tubers

Reproduction

1 – 6

Population

339,000 – 465,000

Baby Name

Cubs

Lifespan

18 years

Speed

25–30 mph (40–50 km/h)

Nature

Solitary

Conservation Status

Least Concern