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Indian Black bear or Asiatic Black bear or Moon bear or Tibetan bear or Himalayan

Black bear is a medium sized bear existing in India and in other parts of Asia. It falls under the family Ursidae with the scientific name as Ursus thibetanus.

There are around 7 subspecies existing around the world. The Himalayan Black Bear has the below classification,

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Ursidae
Genus Ursus
Species U. thibetanus

Physical Structure

The Indian Black Bears are the medium sized bears with long black colored fur over its body. They are characterized with a white or cream colored V-shaped patch on its chest and whitish chin. They possess long and thick hair on the neck and shoulders.

Bears have a roundish head with big ears. Their forelimbs and claws are sharp such that they help them to climb trees but their hind limbs are weak. They are efficient climbers and live on trees most of the time. Unlike the American black bear they are are aggressive towards humans by killing and attacking them.

Indian Black Bears are also known for bipedal walking. They have a poor vision and the hearing sense is moderate. Like other animals, males are larger than females. These bears are 50-165 centimeter tall at the shoulders. The males weigh about 50-120 kgs whereas the female weighs 40-70 kgs. Their body length is about 1 to 1.5 meter and the tail is 6 to 11 cm long.

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