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Asiatic Black Bear
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Ursus thibetanus
Family Name:
Ursidae
Head & Body Size:
47-71 in. (120 - 180 cm)
Tail Size:
2.5-4 in. (6.5-10.6 cm)
Weight:
110-440 lb (50-200 kg)
Color:
black with a lighter brown muzzle, and a distinct white chevron across its chest.
Life Span:
unknown
Diet:
The Asiatic black bear is primarily herbivorous. They feed on different parts of plants at different times of the year to extract the most nutrients from those parts. They feed on various nuts, raspberry canes, cow parsnip, butter bur and hydrangea in the springtime, fruits, berries, and bamboo shoots in the summer, and acorns, hazelnuts, chestnuts, pine nuts, beech nuts, and walnuts in the autumn.
 
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Asiatic Black Bear

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Asiatic Black Bear Description
  The Asiatic black bear is a medium sized bear. Males are about twice the size of females. Its ears are large and rounded and set low on its head. Its fur is relatively short except for a large mane of hair that sticks out of the sides of its head. Like all bears, it is plantigrade and has a short, stubby tail.  
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