The American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America. Though called black bears, they come in a variety of colors and shades including black, brown, cinnamon, grayish, blonde and white. Black bears are usually nocturnal, but can be active during the day. Bears are strong, agile and quick. They swim, climb trees and can run up to 30 miles per hour in short bursts. Black bears are omnivores, with their diets varying greatly depending on the season and will include fruit, berries, shoots, bulbs, tubers, buds, catkins, insects, young ungulates and fish. They typically live in largely forested areas. Cold cast and beautifully hand-painted. 6-3/4"L x 8-3/4"H x 8"D.
by Stephen Herrero