New York, NY (USA Today) – An unusual and rare breed of bear has been discovered in the Hudson River Valley in New York State.
The animal, a black bear, was discovered last week on the banks of the Hudson.
The bear was described as a “very big, big brown bear.”
The species, named for its black coloring, is native to the region, according to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
It is one of several new species of bears recently discovered in New Jersey.
The animals, some weighing in at up to 50 pounds, were discovered by a man hiking near the base of the Long Island Railroad in the New Jersey state park system.
The bear was named for the local region where it was discovered, according the Department of Conservation.
The species was discovered in September.