BLACK BEAR

Euring your visit to the park you will see black bears. It is the most common species of bear in Canada. An animal of great strength, it has frightening claws and teeth.

Black bears are equipped with thick, shiny fur, very effective for cold weather. Their snout is light beige.

Males weigh 170 kg on average and females 135 kg.

The bear winter from mid-November to the end of March. They will get comfortable in a den or cave and sleep all winter.

Females mature at around five years old and give birth to cubs every two years. Born naked, blind and very small, they are weaned at five months old and hibernate with their mother for their first winter.

The black bear is an omnivorous animal and plants make up 75% of its diet.

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