v0.31:Black bear

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Black bear



Pet Attributes
Pet value 300

Cannot be trained 

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

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

(Value multiplier x2)

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 an older version of DF.
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 creatures that raid your food and drink stockpiles. They are mainly a threat early in a fort's existence before defenses have been established.

In any given year, up to three black bears may appear. 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, grizzly bears or foxes) first.

Black bears can be tamed without the presence of a dungeon master, 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.

Bears in general lack the GRAZER tag which means they don't require pastures. This makes them an ideal component of a meat industry.