Berenstains bears are moving out to their new habitat in Wisconsin and their numbers are soaring.
The Berenstal Bears are among the 10 most common species in the state, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The group is now a popular attraction in the Wisconsin wilderness, with people taking them on hikes and kayaking in them.
Berenstains are also a popular choice for campers to enjoy on trails in Wisconsin, which has a large population of bears.
Bears have been on the endangered species list since 1973.
Wisconsin’s bear population has been on a steady decline since then.
The state lost more than half its population in the past decade.
That population dropped from an estimated 1,500 to fewer than 500 in 2016.
But Berensts numbers are on the rise.
The last time the state lost a bear was in 2011.
Barenstains population hit a record high of more than 4,000 in 2015.
The population has grown from 1,200 in 2016 to 2,700 this year.
Bares numbers have grown as well.
Bare Mountain Bear, the largest bear in Wisconsin’s wilderness, has increased by nearly 20 percent since the beginning of the year, according the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
That’s despite a state ban on bears hunting in the park.
But that ban, which is still in effect, is part of a plan by the state to increase the number of bears in the bear country.
The bear country in Wisconsin has grown by more than 70 percent since 1972.
Wisconsin was the last state in the country to completely ban hunting in bear country, said Tim Storrs, an environmental specialist at the Wisconsin Center for Science in the Public Interest.
That decision came after the bear population in Wisconsin was hit with a severe decline, as was the rest of the state.
Wisconsin is a national leader in bear management, but it’s a complicated process, said Storries.
Many factors contribute to bear populations.
“You have to have a population size that’s very healthy, you have to be able to manage a bear population,” he said.
Baring the bears In Berenstadt, the Berensted bears are thriving, and so are the residents.
“The people are really excited about it,” said Bob Wohlke, a former bear researcher who now teaches conservation biology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
“They’re doing the work they have to do to keep the bears out of their backyard.”
A BerenStains biologist said the population is growing and the bears are doing better than they were before.
“I think the bears have figured out how to manage themselves in their own habitat,” Wohlkes said.
He said bears have also adapted to a more forested environment, with the animals being able to get food in the wild.
“It’s all in the diet,” he added.
“This is their primary food source.
They don’t eat any other wildlife in their natural habitat.”
A bear with its ears clipped by a visitor in Berensteins bear park.
“It’s not like we’ve always had the bears in bear parks,” Wollkes said, adding that bears have been present in Barensts bear country for thousands of years.
“And there are many other species that are there.”