Black bears are the most common bear in America, in fact they are the most common bear species in the world! They enjoy a wide distribution across the country, primarily living in forested areas. Black bears are omnivores and their diet varies a lot depending upon the availability of food in their area.
A male will weigh between 126–551 pounds, with their weight changing significantly during times of hibernation. There is some debate on if black bears are true hibernators since they might get up during the hibernation period. No matter what you call it, black bears can put on up to 30 pounds of fat to prepare for the harsh winter! As always, we want to invite you to come by and see these beautiful creatures at our park.