Black Bear

Florida Black Bear research with Joe Guthrie on the Hendrie Ranch in Highlands County, on the Lake Wales Ridge. The project is run out of Archbold Biological Station in collaboration with University of Kentucky, under supervision of Dr. Davie Maehr, large mammal biologist.

This 195 pound male, M13, was caught one year earlier 20 miles to the north on the former Royce Ranch property and at the time was only 100 pounds in weight.

The Heart of Florida communications project.

A Florida Heritage project of the Legacy Institute for Nature & Culture (LINC) www.LINC.us 

Photograph by Carlton Ward Jr / Carlton Ward Photography / www.CarltonWard.com