1423 Ward Road

Sequim, WA 98382

(360) 683-4295

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(Ursus americanus)

Black BearThe black bear is a medium sized animal that ranges in size up to 6 feet in length and 350 pounds in weight. The most frequent color of this species is black as the name suggests; however, there are several color phases found among the subspecies. The cinnamon coloring is found among most populations, but there is a cinnamon colored subspecies that occurs in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. On Gribble Island in British Columbia, Canada, there is a subspecies of the black bear that is white! In addition to reddish and a white black bear, there are also blue ones! The so-called glacier or blue bear of southern Alaska has a salt and pepper pelage that is referred to as a blue roan.