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Wednesday, August 11, 2007

Louisiana Black Bear Sighting

Black Bear Black Bear - Ursus americanus

Louisiana Black Bear Sighting - A friend of mine saw a Black Bear in Louisiana, south of Alexandria at the 51 mile marker of I-49. It was collared and healthy.

The American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) is North America's most common native bear species. It lives from northern Canada and Alaska to south into Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Although there may once have been as many as 2 million black bears in North America before European colonization, the population declined to a low of 200,000 as a result of habitat destruction and unrestricted killing. By current estimates, there are more than 800,000 living today in North America.

Related article: Black Bear Cubs with mama bear near Brouillette and Lake Ophelia in Louisiana.

Black Bear
posted at 1:24 PM