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Black Bear

Black Bear (Ursus americanus), is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent's smallest and most widely distributed bear species.

Black bears are omnivores with their diets varying greatly depending on season and location. They typically live in largely forested areas, but do leave forests in search of food. Sometimes they become attracted to human communities because of the immediate availability of food. The American black bear is the world's most common bear species.

American black bears often mark trees using their teeth and claws as a form of communication with other bears, a behavior common to many species of bears.