Distribution: northern and southern China, Japan, Korea, South Asia and Southeast Asia.
The body length of the Asiatic Black Bear is 120-180cm, with a 6.5-16cm tail. I he males weigh 110-250kg and the females weigh 65-125kg. They are solitary animals living in broad-leaf forests or mixed forests. Good climbers and swimmers, they also have a sharp sense of hearing and smell, but their eyesight is poor and so they are also called "Blind Bears". The normal lifespan is about 30 years. Asiatic Black Bears living in northern areas hibernate in winter.
They are listed as second grade nationally protected animals in China.