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The black bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America.

It is the continent’s smallest and most widely distributed bear species. Black bears are omnivores and their diets vary depending on season and location. They typically live in forested areas, but may leave forests in search of food. Learn how to view black bears safely!

Draw a bear and share your masterpiece with us!


Download the “Draw a Bear and Share Your Art” image. Choose your method:

  1. Print the image and color it with art supplies of your choice or

  1. Use a software program to draw or paint on the image

Share your art masterpiece on social media and be sure to tag it @blueridgenps to add it to the parkway’s growing sleuth (Bet ya didn’t know that a group of bears is called a sleuth!) of bears.

Biology, Zoology
Early Childhood, K-6

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