10 Facts about Asian Black Bear

The Asian Black Bear has jet black fur with a brown muzzle and a white chin. He has thick hair around his neck and shoulders. Asian black bears are generally medium-sized bears and exceed four to six feet in length. Today in this article, we are sharing interesting information and facts about this Asian Black Bear.

Interesting facts:-

The Asian black bear is brown or black in color.

Asian black bears are found in many Asian countries including China, Japan, and Korea.

The mother usually gives birth to two cubs in a hollow tree or rock cavity in winter, each cub weighing 8 to 10.5 ounces.

Males weigh around 220 to 480 pounds and females about 110 to 275 pounds.

Asian black bears begin breeding when they are 3 to 4 years old.

They have highly developed senses. 

Asiatic black bears are reclusive, and will not attack humans unless they are injured, or believe their cubs are threatened, although there have been instances of unprovoked attacks.

Their heart rate slows to between 40 and 70 beats per minute and 8 to 12 beats per minute, while their metabolic rate drops by as much as 50 percent.

Asian black bears are omnivores, although they are mainly herbivores.

Bears often communicate with each other using visual cues.

They eat Nuts, Fruits and Insects.

These are Solitary animals. They only come together to mate or fight with another bear.

They have a Gestation Period of 6 – 8 months.

They spent their time during night as they are nocturnal.

They have black coat of fur which can be brown sometimes.

They hibernate during winter months so during autumn months they spend most of their time eating acorns, beechnuts and walnuts.

Pack of Wolves and Tigers are their main predators and threats.

Humans have hunted Black bear for nearly  3,000 years mainly for their paws and gall bladders.

Today there are fewer than 50,000 bears of this type left in the wild.

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