Florida Black Bear

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These pages contain information to help live with, vacation near, conserve, and enjoy our native black bear, the only species of bear found in Florida. The state’s largest land mammal has come back from just several hundred bears in the 1970s to approximately 4,030 today and is one of Florida’s conservation success stories.


 What’s going on with bears in Florida?

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Bears in the News
Statewide BMU Map
Which BMU are you?
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Live BearWise

 

  Need Help?

 Bear near bird feeder

 Human-bear conflicts 

Sick, injured, orphaned or dead bear

Outreach Event
Educational Resources
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Get Involved
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Managing Bears

 

Bear with cubs
Bear Biology
Bears by the Numbers
Bears By The Numbers
Brochures and Videos
Brochures and Videos

 



FWC Facts:
Otoliths, commonly known as "ear stones," are hard, bone-like structures located directly behind the brain of bony fishes. These structures aid fish in balance and hearing.

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