American black bears, especially cubs, can be seen climbing trees in the pursuit of food or to escape predators. Black bears are efficient in the skill of hibernation. They can go many months without eating, drinking, or defacating.
- The American black bear is the smallest North American bear species.
- They are crepuscular, meaning they're more active during dawn and dusk.
- American black bears are omnivores, but tend to eat more plant material than other animals.
|Conservation status||Least concern|
|Zoo location||Bear exhibit|