Black Bear

Black Bears (Ursus Americanus) reside at the zoo-sanctuary. Our bears talk to each other. When you visit you may hear the “chuff chuff” sounds if you listen closely.

While California’s other native bear, the grizzly, was hunted to extinction black bears are widespread. Generally found in timber and brush areas, they are intelligent and very strong. Although classified as carnivores, black bears are omnivorous, eating grass, flowers, leaves, seeds, nuts, berries, fish, eggs, ants, small animals, and carrion. Like Pooh, they are fond of honey and will raid wild bee nest, eating the honey, honeycomb, bees and high protein larvae.