The black bears are back in town! Well, not exactly…Ummm…they are back visiting us at our cabin. The cute mother bear and her 2 yearlings are back from last year. She is scanning the area looking for food as she is teaching her babies how to be independent and showing them survival skills. To read more about their visit from the previous post click here.
Black Bears Visiting the Cabin May 2022[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFkmMlsW8I4[/embedyt]
Here are 3 Fun Facts about Bears
Extremely High Intelligence
Bears have been known to be one of the most intelligent land animals in North America. They have the largest and most complex brains compared to other land mammals. They rely on their memory for survival from where they last saw food 2 years ago. So, they will keep returning to the same place year after year. Some bears have surprised scientists during observation, they found that bears can use tools, count, and solve problems.
Strong Sense of Smell
Black bears’ sense of smell is about seven times greater than bloodhounds. According to experts, bears have been thought to have the keenest sense of smell in the animal kingdom. A black bear’s sense of smell is up to 18 and 20 miles away.
Read more about it here .
Bears can move fast and run to an incredible speed up to 40 mph. Their average speed is about 30-35 mph. They may look fat but they are all muscle. Read more here.
Debra Roinestad 🌿