West Virginia State Animal
The Black Bear
The Black Bear, or Ursus americanus, is actually deeply tinted with brown. Its habitat in West Virginia is primarily in the eastern mountain region. The black bear still roams freely throughout 36 states and Canada. Either one or two cubs, rarely three, are born at a time, weighing about eight ounces each. The adult reaches an average maximum weight of 250 pounds.
Courtesy of State of West Virginia
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