bear resistant carts

The SCHAEFER Wildlife Testing Process

Living with Wildlife Foundation tested SCHAEFER wildlife carts and concluded that each cart can withstand 60 minutes of biting, clawing, rolling, and crushing by a captive grizzly bear at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana.

The testing program utilizes captive grizzly bears housed at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana to determine relative “bear-resistance” of containers. Testing consists of baiting containers with foods that are new and interesting to captive test bears and then giving bears an opportunity to gain access the containers’ contents. During the test, bears roll, crush, bite, and claw the containers and use use teeth in an effort to compromise latches, hinges, handles, and seams.

Grizzly bears that test these products learn new techniques for accessing  containers over time and teach other resident bears new techniques. The testing process is very rigorous. SCHAEFER wildlife carts perform well during product testing–especially the latches and handles.