Image Credit: Sam Zhang ’21

National Geographic: American Black Bear

U.S. Forest Service: Ursus americanus

International Association for Bear Research and Management: American Black Bear


By Location

Map of Massachusetts showing established and expanding bear ranges
Image Credit: MassWildlife

Black Bears in Massachusetts

MassAudubon Black Bears

Black Bears in Connecticut 



Quick Facts!

Black bear (Ursus americanus) running
Image Credit: Gary Vestal/Getty

BBC Wildlife: 12 amazing facts about black bears 

North American Bear Center: Basic Bear Facts

National Park Service: Black Bear Quick Facts