Our Guiding Pillars
A Baylor tradition since 1917, the Baylor Bear Habitat is committed to providing excellent care for Baylor's bears and serving the larger community by presenting unique educational experiences with the Habitat's American black bears.
Guided by three pillars - stewardship, education, and conservation - the Bear Habitat looks to support and serve the broader mission of Baylor University through the intentional and dedicated care of our beloved bears.
Respecting God's creation by providing state-of-the-art care for our American black bears, forming strategic partnerships throughout the campus community to help the Habitat caregivers meet and exceed industry-leading standards of animal care.
Informing and raising awareness throughout local, state and national communities by offering unique educational experiences to learn about and interact with American black bears.
Protecting our global community through preservation and advocacy efforts, contributing to the continued support and health of wildlife around the world.