Black Bears


in the Great Lakes

Black Bear Cub – Photo by Chris Geirman on Unsplash

Black Bears

Did you know that Black Bears are the only bear species in Michigan? They are found in both the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan and are usually black or very dark brown in color. The large majority of them inhabit the forests of the Upper Peninsula although many of them are found in the forests of the northern lower peninsula, as well.

The scientific name for the Black Bear is Ursus americanus.

Black Bear – Image by Brigitte Werner from Pixabay

Dens and Cubs

Adult Female Black Bears in Michigan usually spend the winter in a den, which is a refuge that they’ve found or made, and have an average litter of two or three cubs every other year in January.

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Black Bear Cubs – Image by Brigitte Werner from Pixabay