North Louisiana Wildlife

Follow Us through the Forests and Wetlands

Young Louisiana black bear grazing

Did you know that Louisiana black bears do not always hibernate all winter in North Louisiana?

Black Bears
a Glance

Young Louisiana black bear looking carefully into the distance

Key Features:

Louisiana black bears are blond to black four-legged mammals with round ears and rumps higher than their shoulders when on four legs.

Least Concern - Population Increasing, but endangered in Louisiana


Heavily vegetated forests

nesting habits:

Louisiana black bears mate during summer once every two years. Two-five cubs are born in January.

seasons Louisiana black bears are active in our area:

Spring, summer, fall, warmer winter


Berries, carrion, fish, grasses, bugs, roots

hunting Behavior:

Louisiana black bears forage by digging, tearing apart logs, fishing, and taking any available food.

Commonly Confused With:

Large Black Dogs

Young Louisiana black bear grazing

Large black dogs are often mistaken for Louisiana black bears at a distance because both are large black mammals.

Young Louisiana black bear grazing on grass

Louisiana black bears have round ears. Dogs have longer ears.

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