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black bear

n.
1. An omnivorous North American bear (Ursus americanus), living primarily in forests and having a glossy black or dark brown coat.
2. An omnivorous Asian bear (Ursus thibetanus), having a pointed snout, a black coat, and a beige or white V-shaped mark on the chest.

black bear

n
1. (Animals) American black bear a bear, Euarctos (or Ursus) americanus, inhabiting forests of North America. It is smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear
2. (Animals) Asiatic black bear a bear, Selenarctos thibetanus, of central and E Asia, whose coat is black with a pale V-shaped mark on the chest

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n.
a medium-sized North American bear, Ursus (Euarctos) americanus, of wooded areas, ranging from gray to black and having a straight brown muzzle.
[1735–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black bear - bear with a black coat living in central and eastern Asiablack bear - bear with a black coat living in central and eastern Asia
bear - massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
genus Selenarctos, Selenarctos - Asiatic black bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
2.black bear - brown to black North American bearblack bear - brown to black North American bear; smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear
bear - massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
Euarctos, genus Euarctos - American black bears; in some classifications not a separate genus from Ursus
cinnamon bear - reddish-brown color phase of the American black bear
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And he met Thibetan herdsmen with their dogs and flocks of sheep, each sheep with a little bag of borax on his back, and wandering wood-cutters, and cloaked and blanketed Lamas from Thibet, coming into India on pilgrimage, and envoys of little solitary Hill-states, posting furiously on ring-streaked and piebald ponies, or the cavalcade of a Rajah paying a visit; or else for a long, clear day he would see nothing more than a black bear grunting and rooting below in the valley.
The Himalayan black bear, moody and suspicious--Sona, who has the V-shaped white mark under his chin--passed that way more than once; and since the Bhagat showed no fear, Sona showed no anger, but watched him, and came closer, and begged a share of the caresses, and a dole of bread or wild berries.
He was still cursing when a loud growling was heard, and a black bear came trotting towards them out of the forest.
In North America the black bear was seen by Hearne swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, like a whale, insects in the water.
he screeched, and whizzed past them like bolt from bow; while close behind came lumbering a huge black bear, with red tongue lolling from his mouth, and a broken chain jangling behind him.
He fished for salmon in a broad stream that emptied somewhere into the sea, and by this stream he killed a large black bear, blinded by the mosquitoes while likewise fishing, and raging through the forest helpless and terrible.
The black bears from the mountains sometimes make their way, even lower than this.
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An endangered species known as the Formosan black bear was spotted by CCTV, showing that the work of wildlife conservation had gradually come into effect, said Taitung's Forestry Bureau on Friday.
f04t03) Journal of Wildlife Management  says in southern New York State, in the mountain ranges by the border with Pennsylvania, the American black bear population has been growing and expanding its territory over the last few decades.
Not necessarily because they're more prone to attack--they're not-- but because there are a lot more encounters between black bears and humans each year, owing to the greater distribution and population of the smaller bears, and because when they do attack, a black bear is more likely to finish the job and actually kill rather than "just" maul.
I was sitting high up in a treestand, overlooking my favorite black bear bait site in Southeast Alaska.