a variant of the American black bear with a distinctive reddish-brown fur coloration
What is a "cinnamon bear"?
The cinnamon bear, also known as the American black bear (Ursus americanus cinnamomum), is a subspecies of the black bear found primarily in North America. It is known for its distinctive cinnamon or reddish-brown fur, which sets it apart from the more common black coloration of other black bear subspecies. Cinnamon bears have a stocky build with a broad head, short muzzle, and rounded ears. They are omnivorous, with a diet that includes a wide range of plant material, insects, small mammals, and occasionally carrion. Cinnamon bears are adaptable and can be found in a variety of habitats, including forests, mountains, and swamps. They are generally shy and avoid human interactions, but can be dangerous when cornered or threatened.