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Featured: Black Bear
Footage of the black bear courtesy of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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Height: 2-3 feet (.6-.9m) at shoulders
Length: 4-7 feet (1.2-2m) from nose to tip of tail
Weight: Males weigh an average of 150-300 lbs (68-158 kg), females are smaller. Exceptionally large males have been known to weigh 500-600 lbs (227-272 kg).
Lifespan: Average lifespan is around ten years, though black bears can live upward of 30 years in the wild.