Houston Zoo hosts Bear Awareness Day

August 18, 2012 8:06:19 PM PDT
With black bears migrating back into East Texas, you might come across one during a camping trip.

That's why Saturday was Bear Awareness Day at the Houston Zoo.

Zookeepers set up a campsite in a bear exhibit to show how easily the animals can tear apart a tent and storage containers in search of food.

The zoo says bears have an incredible sense of smell and you should never leave food out, even in your car.

If you do see a bear, walk away slowly.