What is Delayed Implantation?
Posted by Bear World on Dec 22, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on What is Delayed Implantation?
Only the coolest part about being a momma bear! Did you know they are only REALLY pregnant for about 2 months?! Let me explain… North American Black bears usually mate in May and June, however, the cubs are not born until mid January. So, how are they pregnant for only 2 months you ask? Delayed Implantation is how. After mating, the fertilized egg develops into a tiny ball of cells or...Read More
Where do the Bears go in the Winter?
Posted by Bear World on Dec 1, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Where do the Bears go in the Winter?
Many people wonder where all the bears at Yellowstone Bear World go in the winter. The answer is that they all stay right here! Throughout the park there are dens that are set up year round that the bears sleep in. When winter begins to set in the bears gradually disappear into their dens. Some of the bears like to sleep alone, and other like to sleep with their friends. The dens are covered with...Read More
Bear Safety Tips
Posted by Bear World on Nov 22, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Bear Safety Tips
As promised, here are some great tips on how to stay safe when you’re in Bear Country. Keeping the surrounding area free of bear- attractants. Keep your trash in bear-resistant containers, don’t hang bird-feeders, and do not leave food, grease, or left-overs from meals lying out. You should also secure pet-food. If you are camping, then store your food in a bag and suspend it from a...Read More
Myth #4: Bears can’t run downhill
Posted by Bear World on Nov 1, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Myth #4: Bears can’t run downhill
There is a well-known myth that says that if you’re being chased by a bear, then you should run downhill because bears can’t run downhill. The myth justifies this conclusion by saying that a bears front legs are shorter than it’s hind legs, so it can’t run downhill. This is FALSE. Bears can outrun you no matter where you try to run. They can run just as fast downhill as...Read More
Myth #3: If a Bear is standing on its hind legs, then it is getting ready to charge you….run!!!
Posted by Bear World on Oct 22, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Myth #3: If a Bear is standing on its hind legs, then it is getting ready to charge you….run!!!
This myth couldn’t be more false. Bears can see, hear, and smell better standing up than they can when they are down on all four legs. So when they are standing up they are just trying to see what is in front of them. Cubs especially stand up a lot just to see over the grass. However, there are signs that do indicate that a bear is going to attack. Those signs include: direct eye contact,...Read More
Myth #2: If charged by a Bear, climb a tree
Posted by Bear World on Oct 19, 2010 in Blog | Comments Off on Myth #2: If charged by a Bear, climb a tree
This one is relatively simple to answer…. Bears are actually excellent climbers! Black Bears are the better climbers between Black Bears and Grizzlies, but Grizzlies can also climb trees, just not as fast as a Black Bear. Moral of the story: don’t climb a tree if a bear charges you…they’ll follow you up there, and then you’ll be stuck up a tree with a bear!Read More