Black Bear Sitting
Despite living in North America, the Black Bear is more closely related to the Asian species of black bear, rather than its continental neighbors the Grizzly and Polar Bear. Once roaming a large portion of North America's forested regions, the black bear is now secluded to sparsely settled forested areas. This is due in large part to human habitat encroachment. Even still, American Black Bears still enjoy widespread population distribution, leading to a 'least concern' endangerment classification.