The black bear was designated the official state animal of New Mexico in 1963(also a state symbol in West Virginia and Louisiana).Black bears are very intelligent, shy, and secretive animals - actually seeing a bear in the wild is a very rare experience. Black bears (Ursus americanus) are not always black - there are also cinnamon, white, beige, and "blue" (slate gray) black bears.  Adult black bears vary considerably in size, from 130 - 500 pounds (occasionally as much as 700). The black…

The black bear was designated the official state animal of New Mexico in 1963(also a state symbol in West Virginia and Louisiana).Black bears are very intelligent, shy, and secretive animals - actually seeing a bear in the wild is a very rare experience. Black bears (Ursus americanus) are not always black - there are also cinnamon, white, beige, and "blue" (slate gray) black bears. Adult black bears vary considerably in size, from 130 - 500 pounds (occasionally as much as 700). The black…

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This is one of those rare shots that truly shows personality. This is "pensive." black bear
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.Food-related signals: many animals make "food calls" that attract a mate, or offspring, or members of a social group generally to a food source.

.Food-related signals: many animals make "food calls" that attract a mate, or offspring, or members of a social group generally to a food source.

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Even bears hate Mondays ..."It's a tough life" Grizzly Bear cubs are very cute and playful.

Even bears hate Mondays ..."It's a tough life" Grizzly Bear cubs are very cute and playful.

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mary+ann+june+primitive+bear+pictures | Art Print - We Three Bears by Mary Ann June

mary+ann+june+primitive+bear+pictures | Art Print - We Three Bears by Mary Ann June

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Amazing Wild Animal Pictures – 40 Pics. (KO) Bear fishing in a stream. Beautiful scenery. Bears are good fishermen and fisherwomen!

Amazing Wild Animal Pictures – 40 Pics. (KO) Bear fishing in a stream. Beautiful scenery. Bears are good fishermen and fisherwomen!

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Bear:  "I can 'bear' witness that The Wildlife Photographer left in quite a hurry!"             (Kenai, Alaska.)

Bear: "I can 'bear' witness that The Wildlife Photographer left in quite a hurry!" (Kenai, Alaska.)

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