American Black Bears
American Black Bears have a range that spans miles. Near waterways, where harvesting is limited to protect water quality, they find the older trees they prefer for bedding sites as well as water for drinking and cooling off. Weighing as much as 600 lbs., they eat a variety of forest foods, including berries, grasses and insects as well as fish and mammals. Cubs are born blind during hibernation. They’ll remain with their mother for the first 18 months of their lives.