black bear Ursus americanus
Order Carnivore flesh-eating mammals of great diversity in habitat and appearance
Suborder Pinnipedia– mostly marine and Suborder Fissipedia– mostly land-living
- long pointed canine teeth
- 3 incisors on both sides of both jaws
- a divided foot with 4 toes
Family Ursidae Bears (walk on entire sole of foot, as humans do, have rudimentary tails. Molar teeth have blunt cusps-not as sharp as in most other carnivores.
Have excellent sense of smell & hearing. Poor eyesight.