Louisiana Black Bear cub at Audubon Zoo

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Louisiana Black Bear Adoption

The Louisiana Black Bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) is the Louisiana state official mammal. Adult males average between 300 and 400 pounds but can weigh more than 500 pounds. Adult females average 120 to 200 pounds. Found primarily in the forested wetlands of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley; however, have been sighted in almost every parish in Louisiana.

Audubon Nature Institute Adopt an Animal Certificate.  

All items not included with every package. See details below.


Wild Child Package: $35.00
Includes:
    Adoption benefits
      • Digital certificate of adoption

Wild Child Plush Package: $60.00
Includes:
    Adoption benefits
      • Digital certificate of adoption
      • Plush Black Bear

Adopt Me! 


Your symbolic animal adoption will help care for the more than 15,000 animals (including mammals, fish, birds, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, and insects) in Audubon's care. Because of your generosity, Audubon's animals enjoy the highest quality care, world-class exhibits and stimulating enrichment activities.

Adoptions are symbolic. All adoptable animals may have many adoptive parents and all adopt animals must remain in their Audubon homes.

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