A large bear with a coat color ranging from cream to black, occurring chiefly in forests in Eurasia and North America. See also grizzly1.
- Ursus arctos, family Ursidae.
- Beavers, black bears, brown bears, harbor seals, moose, sea lions, sea otters, and wolves are among the local mammals.
- Comparing the ancient bear sequences with those of modern bears, the scientists showed that cave bears were more closely related to brown bears than to black bears.
- Smaller than the more common North American brown bear, the black bear may soon be listed as threatened because of the loss of habitat.
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