Photo of a Black Bear in a Tree

Black bear in a tree.  Black bears are expert tree climbers and will ascend trees if they sense danger or the approach of larger bears, to seek a place to rest, or to get a view of their surroundings, Ursus americanus, Orr, Minnesota

Black bear in a tree. Black bears are expert tree climbers and will ascend trees if they sense danger or the approach of larger bears, to seek a place to rest, or to get a view of their surroundings.
Image ID: 18792
Species: American black bear, Ursus americanus
Location: Orr, Minnesota, USA

Despite it’s cinnamon coloration, this is a American black bear (Ursus americanus). As can be seen, it is a natural climber. It will hustle up a tree if it feels threatened by the approach of a larger bear, or if it is seeking a quiet place to rest, or if it wants to get a better look at its surroundings.