What are some cool facts about black bears?

How long do black bears live?

Black bears can run 35 miles per hour and can live for more than 25 years.

How do most bears die?

Nearly all adult bears die from human-related causes. A few are killed by vehicles. Most are shot. The average age at which bears are shot in Minnesota is 2 for males and 3 for females.

Where do black bears sleep at night?

Most often they make a den under a rock, in a hollow tree, snuggled under a fallen tree, or in a brush pile. In the springtime, as snow melts and food sources become more available, bears wake up from their long hibernation.

Can a bear outswim a human?

The worst part about a bear encounter is anything you do to escape, the bear can do better. He can outclimb you, outswim you, and should you try to run, the bear tops out at 40 mph, which at a short distance is fast enough to catch and kill American Pharoah.

Can a bear swim faster than a human?

Bear’s can swim up to 6 mph, while a decent human will swim 2 to 3 mph., bears are very good swimmers. They can swim better than you in the water that most humans would find too cold.

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