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American Black Bear (Zwarte Beer)


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American Black Bear - Ursus americanus - Zwarte Beer
North-America, from Alaska and Labrador south to Mexico.

The following 17 subspecies are being recognised:
Ursus americanus americanus - Alaska to Labrador south to Texas and Arkansas;
Ursus americanus hunteri - Southwest-Northwest Territories, Yukon and Mackenzie District, Canada;
Ursus americanus hamiltoni - Newfoundland, Canada;
Ursus americanus carlottae - Alaska, Queen Charlotte Island, Graham Island;
Ursus americanus perniger - Alaska, Kenai Peninsular;
Ursus americanus pugnax - Alaska, Alexander Archipelago, Rocky Bay, Dall Island;
Ursus americanus emmonsii - Mainland of Alaska, south to Taku River;
Ursus americanus kermodei - Coastal region of British Columbia, including larger islands;
Ursus americanus vancouveri - Vancouver Island, King Solomon's Basin, Canada;
Ursus americanus altifrontalis - British Columbia (inland to Glacier NP) south to Northwest-California;
Ursus americanus cinnamomum - Rocky Mountains of East-British Columbia to Northeast-Utah;
Ursus americanus californiensis - South-Oregon south to Sierra Nevada, California;
Ursus americanus amblyceps - Utah, Colorado and Kansas south to West-Texas and North-Mexico;
Ursus americanus machetes - Northcentral-Mexico (Grande, Sierra Madre Occidental, Chihuahua);
Ursus americanus eremicus - Northeast-Mexico (Coahuila, Sierra Guadalupe);
Ursus americanus luteolus - East-Texas, Louisiana, South-Mississippi;
Ursus americanus floridanus - South-Alabama, South-Georgia and Florida.

Of this species there are also Zoo photo's available.


American Black BearUrsus americanus altifrontalis
American Black Bear
Ursus americanus altifrontalis
American Black BearUrsus americanus altifrontalis
American Black Bear
Ursus americanus altifrontalis
American Black BearUrsus americanus altifrontalis
American Black Bear
Ursus americanus altifrontalis
American Black BearUrsus americanus altifrontalis
American Black Bear
Ursus americanus altifrontalis
American Black BearUrsus americanus altifrontalis
American Black Bear
Ursus americanus altifrontalis
American Black BearUrsus americanus altifrontalis
American Black Bear
Ursus americanus altifrontalis
American Black BearUrsus americanus altifrontalis
American Black Bear
Ursus americanus altifrontalis
American Black BearUrsus americanus cinnamomum
American Black Bear
Ursus americanus cinnamomum
American Black BearUrsus americanus cinnamomum
American Black Bear
Ursus americanus cinnamomum
American Black BearUrsus americanus cinnamomum
American Black Bear
Ursus americanus cinnamomum
American Black BearUrsus americanus americanus
American Black Bear
Ursus americanus americanus