It may not look it, especially when standing on its hind legs, but the black bear is actually one of the smallest bear species. Endemic to North America, the black bear often wanders into urban areas in search of food and is the most commonly encountered species of bear. Scientific Name: Ursus Americanus Characteristics: Although many individuals associate a bear standing on its hind legs as an aggressive or defensive posture, it can also indicate a curious bear that just wants to get a better look at something. Professionally painted and expertly sculpted, this inquisitive standing black bear toy makes an excellent gift for a nature enthusiast or as an addition to a figurine collection, and is also a great educational resource and toy for play! Size: Our standing black bear toy model measures 1.95 inches wide and 4 inches tall, a touch smaller than a soda can.