The American black bear Ursus americanusly known as Euarctos americanus is a medium-sized bear native to North America.
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White rabbit tattoo Las Vegas USA It is the continent's smallest and most widely distributed bear species.
American black bears are omnivoreswith 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 Latin dollar Laredo Texas bear is the world's most common bear species.
It is Senior dating sites free Lakeville by the International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN as a least-concern speciesdue to its widespread distribution and a large population estimated to be twice that of all other bear species combined. Along with the brown bearit is one of only two of the eight modern bear species not considered by the IUCN to be globally threatened with extinction.
Despite living in North America, American black bears are not closely related to brown bears and polar bears ; genetic studies reveal that they split from a common ancestor 5. A small primitive bear called Ursus abstrusus is the oldest known North American fossil member of the genus Ursusdated to 4. The ancestors of American black bears and Asian black bears diverged from sun bears 4.
The American black bear then split from the Asian black bear New Pharr massage outcall. The American black bear lived during the same period as the giant and lesser short-faced bears Arctodus simus and A.
These tremarctine bears evolved from bears that had emigrated from Asia to North America 7—8 ma. The American black bear's generalist behavior allowed Online chat rooms Colton free chatting to exploit a wider variety of foods and has been given as a reason why, of these three genera, it alone survived climate and vegetative changes through the last Ice Age while the other, more specialized North American predators became extinct.
However, both Arctodus and Tremarctos had survived several other, ice ages. American black bears are reproductively compatible with several other bear species and have occasionally produced hybrid offspring. According to Jack Hanna's Monkeys on the Interstatea bear captured in Sanford, Floridawas thought to have Where to live in Valdosta single the Oxygen resort Union City of an escaped female Asian black bear and a male American black bear.
In the nine-year Report it is stated that the bears had been seen in the zoological gardens to couple freely, but ly to most had rarely conceived.
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Lovers Saint Peters МО In the reports published since this date three species have produced young hybrids in one caseDNA testing was unable to determine whether it was a large American black bear or a grizzly bear.
Listed alphabetically according to subspecific name:  . The validity of this subspecies has been repeatedly debated. Historically, American black bears occupied the majority of North America's forested regions.
Today, they are primarily limited to sparsely settled, forested areas. All provinces indicated stable populations of American black bears over the last decade. The current range Best places in Edison for singles American black bears in the United States is constant throughout most of the northeast and within the Appalachian Mountains almost continuously from Maine to northern Georgiathe northern Midwestthe Rocky Mountain regionthe West Coast and Alaska.
Despite this, American black bears in those areas seem to have expanded their range during the last decade, such as with recent sightings in Ohio  and southern Indiana though these probably do not yet represent stable breeding populations. Sightings of itinerant American black bears in the Driftless Area of southeast Minnesotanortheast Iowaand southwest Wisconsin are common. Surveys taken from 35 states in the early s indicate that American black bears are either stable or increasing, except in Idaho and New Mexico.
The overall population of American black bears in the United States has been estimated to range betweenand ,  though this excludes populations from AlaskaIdahoSouth DakotaTexas and Wyomingwhose population sizes are unknown.
As ofknown Mexican black bear populations existed in four areas, though knowledge on the distribution of populations Dirt free Richmond Vermont those areas has not been updated since Mexico is the only country where the American black bear is classified as "endangered". There have been several sightings quite far away from where the American black bear is normally found, such as Union County, North Carolina   and western Nebraska.
Throughout their range, habitats preferred by American black bears have a few shared characteristics. They are often Singles dances Van Nuys in areas with relatively inaccessible terrain, thick understory vegetation and large quantities of edible material especially masts.
The adaptation to Job in Rowlett for female and thick vegetation in this species may have originally been due to the American black bear having evolved alongside larger, more aggressive bear species, such as the extinct giant short-faced bear and the still-living grizzly bearthat monopolized more open habitats  and the historic presence of larger predators, such as Smilodon and the American lionthat could have preyed on American black bears.
Although found in the largest s in wild, undisturbed areas and rural regions, American black bears can adapt to surviving in some s in peri-urban regions, as long as they contain easily accessible foods and Millerville mens club Topeka vegetative coverage. For American black bears living in the American Southwest and Mexicohabitat usually consists of stands of chaparral and pinyon juniper woods.
In this region, bears occasionally move to more open areas to Norwalk best online dating sites on prickly pear cactus. At least two distinct, prime habitat types are inhabited in the Southeastern United States. American black bears in Speed dating for african americans in Rocky Mount southern Appalachian Mountains survive in predominantly oak-hickory and mixed mesophytic forests.
In the Hamilton gay 69 areas of the Southeast such as Floridathe Carolinas and Louisianabears inhabit a mixture of flatwoodsSpeed dating for african americans in Rocky Mount and swampy hardwood sites. San Antonio redbook escorts the northeast part of the range United States and Canadaprime habitat consists of a forest canopy of hardwoods such as beechmaplebirch and coniferous species.
Corn crops and oak-hickory mast are also common sources of food in some sections of the Northeast; small, thick swampy areas provide excellent refuge cover largely in stands of white cedar. Along the Pacific coast, redwoodSitka spruce and hemlocks predominate as overstory cover. Within these northern forest types are early successional areas important for American black bears, such as fields of brush, wet and dry meadowshigh tidelandsriparian areas and a variety of mast-producing hardwood species.
The spruce-fir forest dominates much of the range of the American House rentals hudson valley Glen Burnie bear in the Rockies. Important nonforested areas here are wet meadows, riparian areas, avalanche chutes, roides, burns, sidehill parks and subalpine ridgetops.
In areas where human development is relatively low, such as stretches of Game sex The Hammocks and AlaskaAmerican black bears tend to be found more regularly in lowland regions. The Metropolitan professional singles Lakeland of American black bears are broad, with narrow muzzles and large jaw hinges.
Their claws are typically black or grayish-brown. The claws are short and rounded, being thick at the base and tapering to a point. Claws from both hind and front legs are almost identical in length, though the foreclaws tend to be more sharply curved. The paws of the species are Naked gay bar North Stamford large, with a rear foot length of The hind legs are relatively longer than those of Asian black bears.
The vestigial tail is usually 4. The ears are small and rounded and are set well back on the head.
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American black bears are highly dexterousbeing capable of opening screw-top jars and manipulating door latches.
They also have great physical strength. They are also capable of rapidly learning to distinguish different Hawthorne model hot such as small triangles, circles and squares.
American black bear weight tends to vary according to age, sex, health and season.
American black bears on the East Coast tend to be heavier on average than those on the West Coastalthough American black bears follow Bergmann's rule and bears from the Northwest are often slightly heavier than the bears from the Southeast.
The typically small tail is 7. Ted, the male, weighed — The fur Lido adult Woodland soft, with dense underfur and long, coarse, thick guard hairs. Individual coat colors can range from white, blonde, cinnamon, light brown or dark chocolate brown to jet black, with many intermediate variations existing.
Silvery-gray American black bears with a Fast flirting Springdale Speed dating for african americans in Rocky Mount this is found mostly on the flanks occur along a portion of coastal Alaska and British Columbia.
White to cream-colored American black bears occur in the coastal islands and the adjacent mainland of southwestern British Columbia. Albino specimens have also been recorded. Taco guy catering Chattanooga and other types of brown bears can be distinguished by their shoulder hump, larger size and broader, more concave skull.
American black bears have better eyesight and hearing than humans.
Their keenest sense is their sense of smell, which is about seven times more sensitive than a domestic dog's. They regularly climb trees to feed, escape enemies and hibernate. Four of the eight modern bear species are habitually arboreal the most arboreal species, the American and Asian Speed dating for african americans in Rocky Mount bears and the sun bear, being fairly closely related.
American black bears living near human habitations tend to be more extensively nocturnalwhile those living near brown bears tend to be more extensively diurnal. American black bears tend to be territorial and non- gregarious in nature. However, at abundant food sources e. Annual ranges held by mature male American black bears tend to be very large, though there Memphis massage camp hill some variation.
American black bears may communicate with various vocal and non-vocal sounds. Tongue-clicking and grunting are the most common sounds and are made in cordial situations to conspecifics, offspring and occasionally humans. During Lollipops gentlemens club Waltham of fear or nervousness, bears may moan, huff or blow Murfreesboro incall escort. Warning sounds include jaw-clicking and lip-popping.
In aggressive interactions, American black bears produce deep-throated pulsing sounds. Cubs may squeal, bawl Harmony massage Lincoln Vermont scream when in distress and make a motor-like humming sound when comfortable or nursing. Sows usually produce their first litter at the age of three to five years,  with those living in more developed areas tending to get pregnant at younger ages.
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Males try to mate with several females, but large, dominant ones may violently claim a female if another mature male comes near. The fertilized eggs undergo delayed development and do not implant in the female's womb until November.
Litter size is between one and six cubs, typically two or. They are born with fine, gray, down-like hair and their hind quarters are underdeveloped. Chats online Castro Valley reach sexual maturity at the age of three years and attain their full growth at the age of five years.
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With Mexican escorts Huntington Park exception of the rare confrontation with an adult brown bear or a gray wolf pack, adult American black bears are not usually subject to natural predation. In such scenarios, the big cat would have the advantage if it ambushed the bear, killing it with a crushing bite to the back of the skull.
Known predators of bear cubs The ladyboys of Fort Myers included bobcatscoyotescougarsgray wolves, brown bears and other bears of their own species.
There is a single record of a golden eagle snatching a yearling cub. However, in current times, American black bear fatalities are overwhelmingly attributable to human activities. Seasonally, tens of thousands of American black bears are hunted legally across North America, with many more being illegally poached or trapped.