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A solitary black bear cub, also known as Ursus americanus, rests on the branch of a tree in the forest. It's summer and although the forest is completely leafed out, the golden light of the setting sun filters in behind the cub giving the image an almost magical feel. Black bear cubs spend most of their days in the canopy of the forest. Mother bears send the cubs high into the canopy where they will be safe while she forages for food.