YES, it can be. It takes a lot of planning of understanding their proper care, needs and behavior. Black bears are NOT like raising a dog. You can’t expect to buy a bear cub and attempt to raise it like you would a dog.
Can you domesticate a black bear?
A black bear may get used to you and behave similar to any other wild animal when it is fed by humans. But it will never be domesticated it will never be truly safe to be around even trained zoologists that work with these animals every day can be caught off guard and mauled.
Can you pet a baby black bear?
You can even pet the bear cubs while you are feeding them! During your experience, you will go behind the scenes with the keeper staff for a first-hand experience.
What do you feed a baby black bear?
Formula until they are 5 months old and weaned. Also, we start them out on soft foods like canned fruit, cereal, oatmeal, etc. Once they are weaned, they eat all kinds of fruit, dog food, acorns, fish, wild meat, carrots, vegetation, willows, and insects they find in the enclosure.
Can you cuddle a bear?
Probably, in cases of black bears and grizzlies, 95 out of 100 cases, one would never get close enough to a bear to hug it. It would simply run away from you. In 2 cases, they would let you come close or they will come close to you, but if you try to hug them, most likely it would end up in adverse consequences.
Where do bears like to be petted?
Just like almost every domesticated dog in the world, bears love nothing more than to be pet by their favorite human—and this video is proof of their particular affinity for tummy rubs.
Why is it bad to take animals from the wild?
Physical injury is just one of the risks of keeping a wild animal. Many wild animals carry zoonotic diseases (illnesses that can be transferred from animals to humans), such as Brucellosis, Salmonella and Ringworm. They often carry parasites, as well, that can be transmitted to humans or other pets.
At what age do black bears leave their mother?
Young bears between the ages of one and two years old are called yearlings. Young bears stay with their mother for about one and a half years. Then, they leave the family unit in search of their own area to live, called a home range.