|Benny is a black bear that was born in
captivity in January 2002. Benny weighed
about 10 pounds when we bought him.. He was very calm and easy to
care for compared to Sybil.. Benny came from excellent breeders in
Ohio. When Benny was pulled from his mother the breeders bottle fed
and handled him three weeks prior to the auction. Sybil came from a
breeder where the breeder pulled the cubs the same day or day before
the auction.. This makes a world of difference in bottle feeding
them as a young cub.
When we got Benny, he had a lot of light brown to blonde fur. As he
got older, he begin to turn all black.
Male black bears are generally bigger than the female bears.
as of 2005, I would
Benny weighs over 400 pounds.. Overall, Benny is a friendly
black bear. He loves attention and loves to eat. Even though Sybil
and Benny are friendly, they still have wild animal instincts.
It is best to be very cautious when in the pen with them.. Black
bears are very strong animals and can unintentionally hurt us.
This is another reason why it is not recommended to rough house with
bear cubs. Some people will do this and not realize that that when
the cub grow up, they expect this.
Benny and Sybil are very bonded. They sleep together, play together
and are very happy black bears. They never have to worry about food
and safety. I honestly believe they both are very happy.