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Black bear

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Black bear
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Urist likes black bears for their strength.

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Black bear - Black bear man - Giant black bear


· Steals food · Steals drink

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 300

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 12,000 cm3
Mid: 60,000 cm3
Max: 120,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 20-30
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier ×2)

Food items

Meat 14
Fat 13
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 17
Skull 1
Teeth 2
Skin Raw hide

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A large omnivorous predator found in temperate woodlands. Mainly living on berries, it will also steal carcasses from other hunters. Though normally a docile animal, it has been known to kill in a predatory attack.

Black bears are dangerous and rare creatures that raid your food and drink stockpiles who may be found in temperate forests and taigas. They are mainly a threat early in a fort's existence before defenses have been established.

In any given region, up to three black bears may appear before they become extinct. They are always solitary, and hibernate during the winter. This makes winter a decent time to set up a bear trap: surround a small food stockpile with cage traps, and black bears will be yours, assuming it doesn't get overwhelmed by other natural thieves (like raccoons or grizzly bears) first.

Black bears can be trained and have a reasonably high pet value of 300. This makes them a fairly decent option for a highly rewarding breeding program: black bear parts are worth twice as much as those of more domestic animals. However, unlike grizzly bears, black bears cannot be trained for hunting or war without modding.

Some dwarves like black bears for their strength.

"Black bear" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: udir uvel
Elvish: opa atha
Goblin: ogur ron
Human: oth rorec
Admired for its strength.