This week’s “featured creature” from the Mammals of North America App is the Ursus americanus — also known as the American black bear. These bears can be seen throughout the U.S., and are commonly found in forested areas away from human settlements.
Fun fact: A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh was named after a black bear named Winnipeg, who lived at the London Zoo from 1915 to 1934. This image shows Winnie with her owner, Lt. Harry Colebourne.
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