Black Bear Lecture at the Naples Zoo
January 18, 2018 - January 19, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bears are amazing!
They can climb a 100' tree in 30 seconds and even clamber up rock walls. They can run 35 mph - about as fast as a deer. Bears are also reported to have the best sense in the animal kingdom with a sense of smell estimated at 7 times better than a bloodhound!
Bears are also coming back in numbers in Florida. After dropping to just a few hundred bears in the 1970s, there are now more than 4,000 in the state.
Join us to learn the best ways we can live together with these large carnivores from one of the leading experts in the state.
Gather along by the black bears for an informal mixer from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the gardens followed by his presentation and Q&A in the Safari Canyon open-air theater from 7 until 8 p.m.
Please dress comfortably for this evening outdoors.