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.
While black bears shuffle along rather slowly when walking, they are able to run at speeds of 25-30 miles per hour.