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American Black Bear

The American Black Bear (Ursus americanus), also known as simply the black bear or cinnamon bear, is the most common bear in North America.

Black bears prefer forested and shrubby areas but use wet meadows, high tidelands, ridgetops, burned areas, riparian areas, and avalanche chutes.

They also frequent swampy hardwood and conifer forests.

Black bears eat a great variety of vegetation and nuts.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "American Black Bear", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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