Baylor Bear Habitat

A Tradition of Stewardship, Education and Conservation 

Located at the heart of the Baylor campus, the Bill and Eva Williams Bear Habitat is home to our beloved live bears. Since first arriving on campus in 1917, the American black bears have embodied Baylor's spirit and tradition. 

Accreditations and Licenses

The Bill and Eva Williams Bear Habitat is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) – the first university in the world to receive this designation – along with regulatory oversight and licensing from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.