Black Bear

Ursus americanus

Trail Tidbits

 In Georgia, black bears are found in swampy areas and in mountain areas, and sometimes in between.

 Bears are omnivorous- they eat plant type food and meat including green leaves, grass, berries, fruits, acorns, insects, and some dead animals.

 They don't truly hibernate in the winter, but do sleep a lot more and eat less than usual until spring arrives.

 Adult black bears weigh 300 pounds or more while newborns only weigh a half pound!



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