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American Black Bear - portrait, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands The smallest of 3 bear species in North America, this species having a whopping 16 sub species. This portrait makes it look aggressive, yet in reality it's a gentle giant that was merely taking a fountain bath in this zoo. The name of this male bear is "Freggel", which even in dutch is a strange name. It's the father of twins "Tommy" and "Anika" which since have been moved to another zoo. American black bear,Europe,Netherlands,Ursus americanus,Volkel,World,Zie-Zoo,Zoo Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

American Black Bear - portrait, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands

The smallest of 3 bear species in North America, this species having a whopping 16 sub species. This portrait makes it look aggressive, yet in reality it's a gentle giant that was merely taking a fountain bath in this zoo. The name of this male bear is "Freggel", which even in dutch is a strange name. It's the father of twins "Tommy" and "Anika" which since have been moved to another zoo.

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  1. On my bucket list to see in person (at a bit of a distance of course). We definitely have a population on our land (see my past track posts), and we just recently found adolescent tracks and scat (just two days ago). Posted one year ago
    1. That must be thrilling. In our forests, there's absolutely nothing like a bear to be found, so the situation is so completely different. Hope you ever meet one, in a safe way. Posted one year ago

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The American black bear is a medium-sized bear native to North America. It is the continent's smallest and most common bear species. Black bears are omnivores with their diets varying greatly depending on season and location. They typically live in largely forested areas, but do leave forests in search of food. Sometimes they become attracted to human communities because of the immediate availability of food. The American black bear is listed by the IUCN as Least Concern, due to the species' widespread.. more

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Uploaded Jun 12, 2018. Captured May 6, 2018 13:45.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/100s
  • ISO64
  • 400mm