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Black Bears

Scenticifc Name

Ursur Americanus

Meet them at the Twin Valley Zoo

Animals in Brantford

Did you Know?!

Despite their name, black bears can actually be brown, blonde or even white! They are very smart and can remember where they found food up to 6 months later.

Life Span

In the wild

15-30 years

at the zoo

25-35 years



200-600 pounds


3-6 feet at the shoulder



A lot of insects and occasionally plants.


Originated from North America.

They can be found in a variety of habitats including forests, mountains, and tundras. 

Conservation Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Learn more about their conversion status.

The IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Natur maintains the Red List, a global database assessing the conservation status of species. It's a vital tool for tracking endangered species and guiding conservation efforts.

in the twin valleys

Black Bears

All-new map in the works for 2024

Visit them at Brantford Nature's Getaway

Find them in Brantford