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Black Bear

Genus
Ursus
Species
americanus
Life Span
20 years in the wild, 30 years in captivity
Geographic Range
Can be found in 49 of the 50 states across the U.S.
Offspring
1 to 6 cubs; twins most common
Conservation Status
Sustainable populations of black bear reside in 38 out of 49 states to which they are indigenous.
Fun Fact
Not all black bears are actually black as some of them are blue-black, brown, cinnamon, dark brown or even white. They are excellent swimmers and can swim for about 1.5 miles in fresh water.