- Color can range from black, cinnamon brown, silver blue and even white.
- White bears are better known as “Spirit” or “Kermode” bears.
- Has color vision and a keen sense of smell.
- Can run up to 35 miles per hour.
- Average weight of 125 to 600 pounds, 4 to 7 feet from nose to tail, and 2 to 3 feet high at the withers.
- Has small eyes, rounded ears, a long snout, a large body, short tail and shaggy hair.
Black Bear Sounds
Stereotype Growl – This is not a BEAR! Growls are rare or absent in black bears.
Cub Distress Call – This is a distress sound made by a cub that is separated from its mother.
Nursing Cubs – Black bear cubs make a motor-like pleasure sounds as they nurse. Similar to a cat’s purring.
Moan – When bears are very scared or are being threatened by a dominant bear they will moan.
Cub & Mother – The cub will make a cooing sound and the mom will grunt when they converse.
Blowing & Chomping – Bears blow and clack their teeth when they are afraid or when they are startled by a person, it appears as a defensive threat.