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Name: 5M HoltBirthday: 10-13-2011
Type: Black Bear
Rarity: Halloween 2011
Black bears are found all over North America, from the northern tundra in Canada to southern forests in Florida and Mexico. They are fairly large animals, usually four to seven feet in length with males weighing up to 500 lbs, depending on food supply. Females are usually a bit lighter in weight but record breaking weights have been seen in both genders. As their name suggests, these bears typically have black shaggy fur, but brown and even lighter shades are fairly common. No matter their fur color, these bears all have long brown snouts, small brown eyes and rounded ears.
Bear are omnivores and will eat almost anything from fruit and berries to nuts and acorns to fish, insects and even small animals. They also love honey and no amount of swarming bees can deter them from the treat.
Black bears do hibernate in the cold months, how long and how deeply depends on the area. Bears in the far north will sleep for the entire winter, while ones that live in the southern areas may not sleep at all if there is food available all year.
Female black bears wake from hibernation to give birth in the depths of winter, usually mid-January to mid-February. The litter is typically two cubs, but there have been reports of more. The cubs are barely a pound in weight at birth, their mother wakes from her continued hibernation regularly to nurse and care for them. In the spring, they leave the den together in search of food. The cubs stay with their mother learning to survive for over a year before she drives them off to live on their own.