Bears [Z11]

Grade Level:Early Elementary, Elementary, Middle School
Item Type:Experience Box
Topics:Animals, Mammals, North America

Black bears are one of eight species of bears and can be found in habitats in North America. They are the smallest of the North American bears and they live in forests and woods. They use their short, curved claws to dig for food and to climb trees. Although they are called black bears, not all of them are dark colored; some black bears can be cinnamon, brown, or rust colored. Examine the scat, skull, claw, and fur of a black bear to find out about a bear's special features.


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