Fun fact – Black bears are the most common bear in America. In spite of their names, they can also be brown, blue or grey and even cinnamon. These guys can be found in nearly any forested area but also live in mountains and swamps.Black bears mostly eat berries, grasses and roots, but they are omnivores so they also eat fish and nearly anything they can find.
Black bears can weigh between 200 and 600 pounds. Their weight changes a lot due to hibernation. So they will eat a lot and put on weight to prepare for the winter and lose weight while food is scarce. Black bears are not typically considered true hibernators because they do wake up during their hibernation period. They do however, rely on that extra weight to get them through long periods of rest and food scarcity.