Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bear Country USA

Thursday, August 21st

After the bike ride, we visited Bear Country USA.    "A drive-through park featuring North American wildlife roaming free in their natural habitats."  Loved it.  Totally worth it. 

"Bear Country USA, located 8 miles from Rapid City, features the world's largest collection of privately owned black bears. Take a leisurely 3 mile drive through this spectacular wildlife park nestled on 200 acres of Black Hills beauty where you'll see black bears, grizzly bears and over 20 other species of North American animals like buffalo, wolves and elk all from the comfort of your vehicle."

It began to rain but the animals were not bothered.  Here we saw reindeer.

An arctic wolf.  Beautiful.

A grizzly.  It was an amazing journey seeing so many animals close up.

Lookey, the bobcat is in the midst of spraying and marking his territory.  My kind of animal....

Adorable.  We also saw an arctic fox (like the wolf, he was all white).  We also baby bears and other animals but this blog entry would go and on with all that we were fortunate to see.  A nice way to end the day.  Til tomorrow....


Stephen C. Gruber said...

Great blogs on South Dakota!

Alison Chaiken said...

Why doesn't the bear eat the fox? Are all these animals isolated from one another by fences?