Will A Bear Eat Another Bear?

The U.S.

Fisheries and Wildlife Service says that grizzly bears are opportunistic omnivores: It will eat plants, as well as insects and other animals.

Bears eating other bears isn’t entirely new—polar bears will eat each other, especially each others’ young.

But for grizzlies it’s much more novel.

Do black bears eat other bears?

Black bears are very opportunistic eaters. Most of their diet consists of grasses, roots, berries, and insects. They will also eat fish and mammals—including carrion—and easily develop a taste for human foods and garbage.

Do bears kill other bears?

Fact: Despite all their timidness on the ground, black bears seem to feel more courageous in trees. Bears sometimes kill each other by throwing their opponents out of trees.

Can you wrestle a bear?

Bears have long been a part of professional wrestling. Usually declawed and muzzled, they often wrestled shoot matches against audience members, offered a cash reward if they could pin the bear. They also wrestled professionals in worked, often battle royal or handicap, matches (usually booked so the bear won).

Can a black bear kill a grizzly bear?

Every year, black bear hunters kill several grizzly bears by mistake, which can have dire consequences for local grizzly bear populations. It is also extremely important to know which species is which when you encounter a bear in your community or in the backcountry.