Bear Facts Answer Sheet
No, black refers to the name of the bears' species.
Black bears in Alaska have a blue and white color to blend in with their surroundings.
When food is plentiful, black bears can gain 5 pounds a day to prepare for winter.
When it is really cold, black bears may not eat for a month.
Black bear cubs are born in late January during "hibernation."
When black bear cubs are born, they weigh about 9 ounces.
Black bear cubs are about the size of a stick of butter when they are first born.
Two ways black bears are different from grizzly bears are: 1. they are good tree climbers and 2. they often sleep in trees.
Black bears can live up to 25 years of age.
Both black bears and hogs have males called "boars" and females called "sows."