Sit in on a session between keeper and bear and watch how simple asks and behaviours (with a treat incentive) engage the bear and build a bond of trust. An interpreter will explain the science behind the training and be available to answer all your questions.
As our bears tend to get drowsy this time of year, we may offer a program all about bear natural history rather than the bear training.
Please note that this program will be affected by seasonal bear behaviour. As autumn turns to winter, our bears get the urge to take a long winter nap. We will observe their behaviours and wind up this program as the bears indicate that they are too sleepy to be interested in training. As with all our animal programs, it is always the animal’s choice to participate.
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Grizzly Bear Amphitheatre (Outdoors)