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Louisiana Black Bear
Males are solitary except during breeding season; keen sense of smell, considered intelligent and shy.
Opportunistic feeders, these bears will eat almost anything but mainly vegetable matter, insect larvae, berries and nuts.
Hardwood bottomland forests of Louisiana
Several entities are involved in Louisiana black bear conservation efforts, including the Black Bear Conservation Committee, a partnership of private and public agencies, companies and landowners.
- It’s important that bears not become acclimated to people. Bears will easily adapt to foraging through human garbage, which could lead to them being killed by worried landowners. For the safety of both bears and people, the bears must maintain their natural and instinctive fear of people.
Ursus americanus luteolus
Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Theria, Eutheria, Carnivora, Ursidae
Place of Birth
Eastern Texas into western Mississippi
Males up to 400 pounds, 7 feet long
Black hair with brownish muzzle
25- 30 years