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Please note that the Zoo sauvage of Saint-Félicien is closed for the visitors on Thursday, December 3, 2022 due to the bad weather conditions announced for the day. The Zoo will be open according to its usual schedule as of December 4, 2022. The Zoo Cinema remains open according to schedule. Thank you for your understanding.

Diet

Omnivorous, feeding mainly on plants, berries, larvae, insects, small mammals, fish, animal carcasses, waste, and sometimes birds.

Lifespan

10 to 15 years in the wild and around 25 years in captivity.

Reproduction

From the age of 3 years old, the female mates every other year between June and mid-July. The embryo develops after a delayed implantation during the 6 to 8 final weeks of a 7 to 7 ½ month gestation period. 1 to 3 cubs are born in the lair between mid-January and early February. The cubs are weaned after 5 months.

Predators

Occasionally, grizzly bear. Cubs can also be the prey of grey wolf, cougar and black bear.

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