Dean M. Chriss
Black Bear, Mom and Cubs

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.