Conservation Lecture Series: Florida's Amazing Black Bears

01/18/2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Florida's Amazing Black Bears with Mike Orlando

Bears are amazing! They can climb a 100' tree in 30 seconds and even clamber up rock walls. (Seriously. Watch the video). 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.

Visit the Naples Zoo bear page to see how you can help in your neighborhood today.

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. 

Cost: General Public: $10 (pay at door)  | Naples Zoo Members: Free | RSVP TODAY

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