Bears are one of the most iconic residents of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. If you adopt a bear it will help pay for their food, medical costs, and habitat upkeep. Buster and Winnie are getting pretty old, and medical care is pricey!
Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Bluebeary is from the Flathead Indian Reservation. She came to us as a small cub, and can't be released because she's habituated to humans. About a quarter of all the black bears in the Rocky Mountains have a white patch on their chest like Bluebeary does. Can you guess from her name what one of her favorite foods is?
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Bo, born in 2007, is our youngest bear. He was orphaned and found by loggers west of Missoula. After staying with the loggers for a while, he was transfered to a rehabilitation center in Helena and then to us. He has been sharing a habitat with Blueberry since he was a few months old, but they have separate dens for their winter hibernation.
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Buster was taken from his mother illegally when he was a cub and became habituated to humans. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks decided it would be unsafe to release him into the wild. He's very large for a black bear, usually weighing in at about 450 pounds. All of our bears like water, as Buster is demonstrating in this picture, and both bear habitats have pools.
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Black Bear (Ursus americanus)

Winnie, born in April of 1994, was orphaned when her mother was shot during hunting season, and she's lived here ever since. She's a lot smaller than Buster; her weight of about 250 pounds is fairly typical for a Yellowstone ecosystem black bear.
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