Alabama State Mammal

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The official State Mammal of Alabama is the Black Bear (Ursus americanus).  The black bear was declared the the Alabama State Mammal in 2006 via Acts of Alabama 2006, SB76. Black bears are found throughout Alabama and generally are black with a brown muzzle and range in weights from 150lbs to 350lbs with the males being larger than the females. Black bears mostly eat plants and berries but will eat other animals when the opportunity presents itself as a very easy prey.  Female black bears begin to have cubs around 5 years of age and generally give birth to 1 to 5 cubs with twins being the most common.