The Elk River Police Department is reminding residents to remove attractants like bird feeders, garbage and pet food from their yards after a black bear was sighted wandering through a family's backyard over the weekend. Video credit: Elk River Police Department
A black bear was seen running through a neighborhood in Lindstrom, Minnesota Thursday morning.
A black bear and her three cubs were sighted again in Oak Grove, Minnesota, near a golf course. Video credit: FOX 9 viewer Ashley Victoria
A black bear made a surprise visit to a house in Brainerd, Minnesota Thursday night. Video credit: Jenny Voels
There are bears among us in places where, not so long ago, we never would have seen black bears in Minnesota.
Black bears are one of nature's more adaptable animals and hunger is most often their main motivator. Bears have the best sense of smell in the forest, which means a bear will range far and wide if food can be found.
MA goes behind the scenes at the Minnesota Zoo to see how they keep the bears active and enriched.
MA Rosko goes behind the scenes with the Como Zoo's polar bears.