Black Bears : The Louisiana Black Bear Essay

1382 Words Dec 15th, 2016 6 Pages
Ursus americanus luteolus, also known as the Louisiana black bear, is a big mammal that can be found along the Lower Mississippi River Valley. This solitary mammal weights between 200 to 400 pounds and it is characterized from other black bears for having a longer, narrower and flatter nose, with larger molar teeth. It has a life cycle similar to many other types of bears; they spend their first couple of years with their mothers. During winters they den, and when they become adults they mate. Their sense of smell is splendid that allows them to smell food from miles away. Their digestive system has allowed them to be able to go without eating, drinking and urinating during denning in winters. Overtime 18 different kinds of black bears have been found. Ursus americanus luteolus is a unique type of black bear that brings pride to the people of Louisiana and that thanks to the Endangered Species Act, the Louisiana black bear is not at risk of extension anymore.

Species Profile of the Louisiana Black Bear Ursus americanus luteolus
Introduction
One of the organisms that is so unique that can only be found in the three United States Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas is Ursus americanus luteolus, the Louisiana black bear (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 2016). This mammal is also known as the North American bear, black bear, the American black bear or cinnamon bear (Ursus americanus, n.d.). The Louisiana black bear lives along the biome of the lower…

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