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Giant black bear

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Giant black bear
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Urist likes giant black bears for their strength.

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Black bear - Black bear man - Giant black bear

Alignment: Savage

· Steals food · Steals drink · Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 108,480 cm3
Mid: 542,400 cm3
Max: 1,084,800 cm3

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

(Value multiplier ×2)

Food items

Meat 47-49
Fat 33
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 3-4
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 42
Skull 1
Teeth 2
Skin Raw hide
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A huge monster in the shape of a black bear.

Giant black bears are the giant animal variant of the common black bear, found in savage taigas and temperate forests. They are solitary creatures, and only three may spawn on a given map. With a [LARGE_PREDATOR] token and a willingness to steal food and booze from your stockpiles, these creatures can pose a threat even to well-prepared fortresses, as they are 18 times the size of the average dwarf (roughly the size of a water buffalo).

The best way to prevent them from stealing your food and drink is to use cage traps. Once trapped, these animals can be trained into exotic pets, possessing the default giant animal value. While they can't be trained for war or hunting, they can still make powerful defense animals, especially if they're pastured in the correct area. Like other giant animals, they are considered exotic mounts.

Some dwarves like giant black bears for their strength.

"Embarking in this savage biome was your idea!"
Art by JMKilpatrick