It may not look it, especially when standing on its hind legs, but the black bear is actually one of the smallest bear species. Endemic to North America, the black bear often wanders into urban areas in search of food and is the most commonly encountered species of bear.
Black bears are a prominent symbol in American history and folklore. In Navajo culture, it was believed that the black bear was the strongest of all bears and it was often respected and even prayed too. Human encounters with black bears rarely lead to serious injury or fatalities despite how common they are. In most cases, black bears are just looking for food and in doing so often wander into human populated areas. In fact, only 10% of all humans encounters with a black bear result in injury.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 5 W x 10.25 H
- Size in inches: 1.97 W x 4.04 H