Meet Our Bears

With their short, curved claws, our black bears are top-notch tree climbers. They aren’t avid hunters though, often preferring to stick out their tongues and use their flexible lips to eat grasses, roots, berries and insects.

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Grizzly bears are big. Really big. The large hump over their shoulders is pure muscle. With strength like that, it’s no surprise that they’re great hunters — but they prefer to eat berries, nuts and leaves.

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How you can help

At the Calgary Zoo, we’re passionate about wildlife conservation. Your donations and membership costs can go a long way towards helping us fund our efforts.

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Where We Live

Black Bear: Canada, United States, and Mexico
Grizzly Bear: Canada and the United States

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Did You Know?

Black bears come in a full array of colours, including blue-gray or blue-black, brown, cinnamon, and even (rarely) white.