Where do Asian Black Bear live?
The Asian black bear, also known as the moon bear, and white-chested bear, is a medium-sized bear species native to Asia and largely adapted to arboreal life.Though largely herbivorous, Asian black bears can be very aggressive toward humans, who frequently trap or kill them for traditional medicine.
In India, an 800 lb asian black bear was shot in 1942. In China, a 600 lb asian black bear was captured in 1933. In North Carolina, a 880 lb black bear was shot in 1998. In alberta canada, an 886 lb and an 885 lb black bear was hit by a car in 1998. In illinois, a 900 lb black bear was shot in 1922. In alaska, a 1600 lb grizzly bear was shot…
There are several species of bears that are found in rainforests. The spirit bear (close relation to the American black bear) and the grizzly are found in the temperate rainforests of the west coast of British Columbia and Washington state. Asian black bears, sloth bears and sun bears are found in rainforests in the more southern parts of Asia.
Most black bears live in the woods. The (North) American black bear (Ursus americanus) is the world's most common species of bear. They usually reside in forested areas, but will become attracted to the human communities' easy food sources (trash/dump sites), as they are omnivorous. The Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus) also resides in forested areas, but are more carnivorous that their American cousins. See the related Wikipedia link(s) listed below for more information: