Black bears are great tree climbers. Their large claws give them the ability to easily grip a tree trunk and tree branches protect bear cubs from predators.
Black Bear Facts and Frequently Asked Questions
American black bears (Ursus americanus) aren’t always black, but their fur is usually a uniform color except for a brown muzzle and light markings that sometimes appear on their chest.
Female black bears usually breed every other year and can give birth to up to six cubs, but typically they have two or three. The cubs stay with their mother for about 18 months.