Black Bear (Ursus americanus - Threatened)is a unique 24 x 36 x .75 , Acrylic painting on acid-free, archival panel and can be hung with or without a frame.
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ABOUT Black Bear (Ursus americanus - Threatened)
"At home in the woods and forests, Black Bears are capable of climbing trees, but adult bears generally prefer remaining on the ground. Although classified as a carnivore, the Black Bear is a true omnivore, opportunistically feeding on a wide range of food items. Analysis of scat (bear droppings) shows that vegetable material almost always comprises over half the bear's diet, with insects and other animals comprising a small percentage. In particular, fresh leaves, fruits, berries, nuts, roots, and tubers are favorite foods seasonally, with insects and small mammals eaten when the opportunity arises.
It's easy to see where bears have been. They frequently break the branches of nut-bearing trees while feeding and tear up the ground looking for insects, roots, or tubers. Black Bears in Texas especially relish the succulent base of the sotol plant (Dasylirion). In desert environments, it's common to find partially eaten sotol plants where bears have been. Bears will also strip the bark from trees while looking for insects or juicy pulp, and will often rub themselves on rough bark.
Breeding occurs in June and July. Some biologists believe female Black Bears in Texas hibernate (a prolonged sleep-like habit when body temperature and respiration are drastically reduced), while males do not. The young are born in January or February, while the mother is "hibernating". She normally gives birth to two-to-three cubs every two years."
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
5% of the sale of THESE WORKS will be donated to TPWD Nongame Fund
You can help by writing your U.S. House Representative to urge them to co-sponsor the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA), H.R.3742 and planting native flowers!
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- Color may vary slightly from what is seen on a computer monitor.
- Artist retains rights to image.
- Created 2020
- Panel is warp resistant, kiln dried New Zealand Pine cradles.
- Hanging assembly NOT included.
- Painting has been been treated with a permanent varnish to protect surfaces from UV damage.