Wild Florida Photo - Ursus americanus

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Ursus americanus

  var.  floridanus


Florida native

Threatened Florida species

The range of the Florida black bear extends throughout the state plus extreme southern Alabama and southeastern Georgia. Florida populations now live mostly in the Apalachicola and Ocala National Forests, the Big Bend area, Baker and Columbia Counties and from Highlands County into Collier County.
The listed status as a Florida Threatened species does not apply in the Apalachicola National Forest or in Baker and Columbia counties.

Ursus americanus is a member of the Ursidae - Bears family.

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission page for this species

Date record last modified:
May 10, 2010