How Fast Can A Black Bear Run

Black bears can run up to **35 miles per hour (56.3 kilometers/h)** over short distances when they are running quickly from danger or when catching prey. However, their top speed is typically closer to **15 mph** . According to the latest research, the average adult black bear can run at speeds of up to **45 to 60 kilometers per hour** . Black bears are among the fastest of all bear species . They use their speed to capture prey or avoid other predators . Black bears are also surprisingly quick and agile, and can climb 100 feet up a tree within 30 seconds .