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This article is about the Treasure Guardian in Age of Empires III. For other bears in different games of the series, see Bear.

The Black Bear is a carnivorous Treasure Guardian that is featured in Age of Empires III. The Black Bears have a size of around 6 or 7 feet, and are found on North American maps. Black Bears are strong animals, but are weaker than their larger cousins the Grizzly Bear and the Polar Bear which are one of the strongest Treasure Guardians.


Scientific Name: Ursus americanus
Approx. Size: 130 lb. (female); 380 lb. (male)
Diet: Fruits, grasses, roots, nuts, herbs, insects, fish, carrion

The black bear is the most common bear in North America. They live in a variety of habitats, preferring forests with an abundance of undergrowth that provides them with food, shelter, and protection from their rare, but fearsome, predators. Black bears scale trees to escape threats. Humans and other bears, even other black bears, are the chief predator of black bears.

In colder climates, the black bear enters true hibernation, but in warmer ranges the bears do not reach the depth of hibernating sleep, though they will sleep for extended periods of time in the cold months.

There are sixteen subspecies of black bear. One, the Ursus americanus kermodei, is a white, but not albino, subspecies that lives in the Pacific Northwest and is referred to as a Spirit Bear in some native traditions. Ursus americanus emmonsii, the glacier bear, has gray and white hairs in its coat giving a striking blue appearance to its coat.


Gentle Pete the Pet Bear[]

Gentle Pete the Pet Bear is a pet Black Bear in Age of Empires III. He can be found guarding Treasures or trapping various people, Settlers, and units alike. He is a strong Treasure Guardian, and is capable of inflicting a fair amount of damage against other Treasure Guardians, however he is incapable of delivering heavy damage to Settlers.

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