I need to know what this thing is eating because it has to be robbing fast food joints at night to get that big.
The average male black bear can weigh anywhere from 130 to 660 pounds, but generally fall in the 300-400 range. Some black bears have been known to weigh over 800 pounds, making them some of the largest predators in North America.
Black bears are known for being omnivorous, meaning that they eat both meat and plants. In the spring and summer months, black bears tend to eat more plant-based foods, such as berries, nuts, and grasses. In the fall, they will start to eat more meat, such as fish and small mammals in preparation for their winter hibernation.
Despite their preference for plant-based foods, black bears can still eat an impressive amount of food in a single day. In fact, they are known for being able to consume up to 20,000 calories in a single day. To put that into perspective the average adult human only needs around 2,000 to 2,500 calories per day to maintain their weight.
This bear has definitely had some days on the higher end of the calorie consumption.
Spotted near Yellowstone National Park, this massive black bear is seen moseying across a roadway, and it seems like it can hardly walk it is so damn large. This thing is so big, it has an amazingly round shape to its whole body.
However, this bear isn’t just gearing up for hibernation, there is a reason it is so large… injury.
According to the guy who took the video, the bear is unable to move as much as a healthy bear and as a result can’t shed calories like the average bear would:
“This bear was injured and living at Yellowstone Bear World which is a bear sanctuary on the Idaho side of the Teton mountains. It’s fat because it’s injured and doesn’t walk much.”