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What to Expect from Your Visit to Bear Country USA

Animals at Bear Country USA. The park is home to an extensive array of North American mammals born captive and can't survive in the wild. The park environment allows them to live in large natural exhibits, which imitate a wild environment.

The park houses the following animals:

  • Black bears
  • Grizzly bears
  • Arctic Timber Wolves
  • Bighorn sheep
  • Bison
  • Reindeer
  • Mountain lions
  • Badgers
  • Beavers
  • Buffalos
  • Bobcats
  • Canadian lynx
  • Elk
  • Coyotes
  • Porcupines
  • Raccoons
  • Red fox
  • River otters
  • Skunks
  • Rocky mountain goats.
The larger mammals are allowed to roam freely throughout the drive-through area, while the smaller mammals and those younger than a year stay within the Babyland area.

Drive-Through Park Area The park provides you with a drive-through experience to see the large mammals, particularly black bears, roaming freely in their natural habitat. When you arrive at the park, you will drive up to the admission booth, and from there, you will drive straight through the wildlife loop. You will get to witness animals frolicking about on the road, climbing trees, and lounging in large pools.

It's best to arrive near the opening time since the animals are more active during the morning's cooler hours. It will take you about 20 to 30 minutes to drive slowly through the loop. The longest and most fun part of the loop is the black bear area, where you will get to see them everywhere. It might be tempting to roll down your window to get a close-up picture of the bears, but the park strictly prohibits any such moves.
Baby land after the drive, you can park your car and enter the Baby land area. As suggested by the name, it is home to all the smaller, less-than-a-year old mammals and the smaller species. The best part about this enclosed area is the adorable baby bears! The yard is full of wrestling, frolicking, rolling, and climbing baby bears. You can observe the bears and other animals in their natural habitats while you stroll on foot. Even though you can take your pest through the wildlife loop, you can't bring them inside Baby land. Only service animals can enter this area.

You can spend as much time as you want in this enclosed space. You can also visit the park gift shop to shop for a variety of The Black Hills souvenirs.

Bear Country USA is inarguably an enjoyable place to explore with your loved ones. You must bring your kids to the park when you visit Rapid City, SD, or the surrounding areas!

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