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Characteristic of Asiatic black bear

Stigmata

The length 80-150cm (male is bigger than female)
The weight 40-130 kg
Eyesight It is not so good
Hearing ability It is superior to human being (insensitive to low tone)
Sense of smell We are sharp like dog. We can distinguish signs of life for smell, too

Characteristic of life

Food?

・It is omnivorous, but plants such as wild plants or nut are the center.
・It is in particular nut ant and bee flower of beech in autumn in the summer in spring that likes.

Action?

・Bear is apt to be concentrated in place having abundant bait.
・Bear of adult has home range of 30-70 square kilometers. When bait is short, we enlarge field of activities.
・In the case of male bear, there is example which moved 10 kilometers a day or more.

Active time?

・We are active lively early in the morning in the summer in (from 4:00 a.m. to 7:00) and the evening (from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00).
・Lunch is active well in autumn in spring, too. Near house, we may come over in the night.
 
References: Kazuhiko Yoneda "harm of bear which keeps alive, and prevents" nobunkyo (1998)

Reference

The agriculture and forestry fisheries station Forest Restoration
Phone number 076-220-2217
FAX number: 076-222-7291
nourin_mori@city.kanazawa.lg.jp