Black Bears – Toolbox

Host Tiana Jones talks with bear expert, Harry Spiker with the Maryland Natural Resource Department to learn some interesting things about black bears.

The term “black” used to describe this species is not entirely accurate. Black bears come in a variety of colors from brown to gray with the occasional cream, although black with a brown muzzle is the most common. Average male Black bears weigh between 180 and 200 pounds, depending on the season, and stand over two feet tall at the shoulder. Females are usually around 120 to 150 pounds, also depending on the season.

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Date recorded: 2020-07-09
Speaker: Brett Billings, Host, USFWS; Dr. Cindy Driscoll, Veterinarian, Maryland Department of Resources; Harry Spiker, Bear Biologist, Maryland Department of Resources
Description: Learning about black bears with veterinarian Dr. Cindy Driscoll, and bear expert Harry Spiker.

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