Ontario is home to a healthy and sustainable black bear population at the provincial scale. There are an estimated 85,000-105,000 black bears in the province.
Where do black bears live in Ontario?
Black bears are found throughout most of Ontario, from close to Lake Ontario in the south to the Hudson Bay coast in the north, although they are sparsely distributed in the far north (Fig. 1).
Who is most likely to be attacked by black bears?
People traveling or camping alone were the mostly likely victims — almost 70 percent of the fatalities involved single person. Only 9 percent of attacks occurred with more than 2 people present. Human food and garbage tended to attract aggressive black bears and might increase the likelihood of a serious bear attack.
Are black bears overpopulated?
American black bears are doing well all over. … In the United States, black bears are still only present in about half of their historic range (see map below), compared with Canada, where the mammals still roam at least 95 percent of the lands they previously occupied, according to a 2014 study.
Does Canada have a bear problem?
There are an estimated 900,000 black bears in North America. In Canada, about 500,000 inhabit forested areas and have adapted to thrive in landscapes with some level of human activity.