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It is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN as a least-concern speciesdue to its widespread distribution and a large population estimated to be twice that of all other bear species combined.
Along with the brown bearit is one of Intelligent and barbaric looking for sweet and peppy two of the eight modern bear species not considered by the IUCN to be globally Seeking Bear latin asian woman with extinction. American black bears often mark trees using their teeth and claws as a form of communication with other bears, a behavior common to many species of bears.
Despite living in North America, American black bears are not closely related to brown bears and polar bears ; genetic studies reveal that they split from a common ancestor 5.
A small primitive bear called Ursus abstrusus is the oldest known North American fossil member of the genus Seeking Bear latin asian womandated to 4. The ancestors of American black bears and Asian Seeking Bear latin asian woman bears diverged from sun bears 4. The American black bear then split from the Asian black bear 4. The American black bear lived during the same period as the giant and lesser short-faced bears Arctodus simus and A.
These tremarctine bears evolved from bears that had emigrated from Asia to North America 7—8 ma. The American black bear's generalist behavior allowed it to exploit a wider variety of foods and has been given as a reason why, of these three genera, it alone survived climate and vegetative changes through the last Ice Age while the other, more specialized North American predators became extinct.
However, both Arctodus and Tremarctos had survived several other, previous ice ages. American black bears are reproductively compatible with several other bear species and have occasionally produced hybrid offspring. According to Jack Hanna's Monkeys on the Interstatea bear captured in Sanford, Floridawas thought to have been the offspring of an escaped female Asian black bear and a male American black bear.
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The validity of this subspecies has been debated. Historically, American black bears occupied the majority of North America's forested regions. Today, they are primarily limited to sparsely settled, forested areas.
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The current range of American black bears in the United States is constant throughout most of the northeast and within the Appalachian Mountains almost continuously from Maine to northern Georgiathe northern Midwestthe Rocky Mountain regionthe West Coast and Alaska. Despite this, American black bears in those areas seem to have expanded their range during the last decade, such as with recent sightings in Ohio  and southern Indiana though these probably do not yet represent stable breeding populations.
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For American black bears living in the American Southwest and Mexicohabitat usually consists of stands of chaparral and pinyon juniper woods.
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Corn crops and oak-hickory mast are also common sources of food in some sections of the Northeast; small, thick swampy areas provide excellent refuge cover largely in stands of white cedar. Along the Pacific coast, redwoodSitka spruce and hemlocks predominate as overstory cover.
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The vestigial tail is usually 4. The ears are small and rounded and are set well back on the head. American black bears Seeking Bear latin asian woman highly dexterousbeing capable of opening An asian girlfriend jars and manipulating door latches. They also have great physical strength.
They are also capable of rapidly learning to distinguish different shapes such as small triangles, circles and squares. American black bear weight tends to vary according to age, sex, health and season.
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Seasonal variation in weight is very pronounced: American black bears on the East Coast tend to be heavier on average than those on the West Coastalthough American black bears follow Bergmann's rule and bears from the Northwest are often slightly heavier than the bears from the Southeast. The typically small Seeking Bear latin asian woman xsian 7. Ted, the male, weighed — The fur is soft, with dense underfur and long, coarse, thick guard hairs.
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An American black bear has better eyesight and a better sense of hearing compared to humans. Their keenest sense is their sense of smell, which is about seven times greater than a domestic dog's. They regularly climb trees to feed, escape enemies and hibernate.
Four Seeking Bear latin asian woman the eight modern bear species are habitually arboreal aisan Seeking Bear latin asian woman arboreal species, the American and Asian black bears and the sun bear, being fairly closely related. American black bears living near human habitations tend to be more extensively nocturnal and American black bears living near brown bears tend to be Seeking Bear latin asian woman extensively diurnal.
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Cubs may squeal, bawl or scream when in distress and make motor-like humming when comfortable or nursing.
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Sows usually produce their first litter asiqn the age of three to five years,  with those living in more developed areas tending to get pregnant at younger ages. The breeding period lasts for two to three months. Both sexes are promiscuous.
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With the exception of the rare confrontation with an adult brown bear or a gray wolf pack, adult American black bears are not usually subject to natural predation. In such scenarios, the big cat would have the advantage if it ambushed the bear, killing it with a crushing bite to the back of Seeking Bear latin asian woman skull.
Known predators of bear cubs have included bobcatscoyotescougarsgray wolvesbrown bears and other bears of their own species.Hot Women Looking Sex Tonight Kennebunk
There is a single record of a golden eagle snatching a yearling cub. However, in current times, American black bear fatalities are overwhelmingly attributable to human activities. Seasonally, tens of thousands of American black bears are hunted legally across North America, with many more being illegally poached or trapped.