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For information on how to live with wildlife, visit these species pages:

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Black Bears

Oregon is home to about 25,000 to 30,000 black bears, North America’s
most common bear species. Generally black in color, they can also be brown,
cinnamon or blond. Fast and agile, they are good swimmers and climbers who
prefer forests, trails and streams. At home throughout Oregon, black bears
are omnivorous and have a diverse diet including berries, fruit, grasses
and plants. Although they will consume small mammals, insects and
amphibians, these

Source: www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/living_with/black_bears.asp

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