Did you know that Louisiana black bears do not always hibernate all winter in North Louisiana?
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
Louisiana black bears mate during summer once every two years. Two-five cubs are born in January.
Spring, summer, fall, warmer winter
Berries, carrion, fish, grasses, bugs, roots
Louisiana black bears forage by digging, tearing apart logs, fishing, and taking any available food.
Large Black Dogs
Large black dogs are often mistaken for Louisiana black bears at a distance because both are large black mammals.
Louisiana black bears have round ears. Dogs have longer ears.
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