Black Bear Tracks Sculpture
The American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) is a medium-sized bear native to North America. Though called black bears, they come in a variety of colors and shades including black, brown, cinnamon, grayish, blonde and white. Black bears are usually nocturnal, but can be active during the day. Bears are strong, agile, and quick. They swim, climb trees and can run 30 miles per hour in short bursts. Black bears are omnivores, with their diets varying greatly depending onthe season and will include fruit, berries, shoots, bulbs, tubers, buds, catkins, insects, young ungulates, and fish. They typically live in largely forested areas. Bears walk plantigrade meaning they walk with the podials and metatarsals flat on the ground or flat-footed. Black bears have their largest toe to the outside of their feet. Their feet are more robust and rounder, and they have sharp claws. Bears show 5 toes on both front and hind tracks. The claws on both front and hind often show up in the tracks. Bears will usually use the same trails over and over for generations and tend to place their feet in exactly the same place every time they use the trail. Their stride is approximately 36 to 42 in. For such heavy animals, black bears leave very light impressions. Cold cast and realistically hand-painted. Tabletop or wall presentation. Includes education facts on each animal. 10-1/2"L x 9"H x 1-1/2"D.
Black Bear-Tracks Sculpture by Stephen Herrero