Quit Bearin’ Around!

Just like Marineland, black bears go dormant through the winter. But that doesn’t mean either one stops being active altogether. We continue to feed our bears throughout the winter months to help ensure they’re vibrant and healthy when spring arrives.DSC_5806Being “hungry as a bear” is an apt description, because it takes a lot of food to satisfy these large animals, and they can be troublesome around campsites if people leave food within their reach. We provide them a carefully controlled diet of fruit, vegetables, and fish.

They’re a common sight in North America, ranging from the BC coast to the Maritimes and north into the Yukon. Their coats range in colour from black to cinnamon, bluish-black and even a light tan that makes them appear almost white.

But despite their size and ferocious appearance, they’re normally harmless unless provoked or feel threatened. Still, their strength means they can be dangerous even when they’re being friendly – but don’t try to outrun them. They can run up to 40 km/h and are excellent tree climbers, too.