Black bears are North America's most familiar and common bears. They normally live in forests and are excellent tree climbers, but have been to know to live in swamps and mountains. Despite their name, black bears can be blue-gray or blue-black, brown, cinnamon, or even (very rarely) white.
An unusual fact about these mammals is that contrary to popular belief they are not true hibernators. Even though they don't eat, drink, or go to the bathroom during winter months they will awake if disturbed.
Enjoy this epic battle between a black bear and a cougar.