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Black Bear Habitat VIP Opening Wed, Jul 26, 2017


On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017, the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Garden’s had their VIP opening for the Black Bear Habitat. B+P designed the 1 acre habitat, called “Living with Bears,” to teach the general public how to safely coexist with Bears.

The habitat features two Florida black bears living outside a 720 SF “bear house” where visitors learn proper ways to keep food sources away from bears, how to manage trash disposal, and what to do if one encounters a bear. The bear house includes a kitchen area, living room area, and garage area allowing visitors unique views on how bears often come into contact with humans. The bear house also features a pool which the bears can access as they often do in residential areas.

The exhibit will be open to the public starting August 1st, 2017. More information regarding viewing times is located in the link below:


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