Dean M. Chriss
American Black Bear, Mom and Cubs
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The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is North America's smallest and most
widely distributed bear species, and their numbers make them the most common
bear species in the world. Black bears are omnivores with their diets varying
greatly depending on season and location. In the spring they are often seen
eating various grasses, including dandelions, which seem to be a favorite.