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North American Bear Center, Ely

(4.6/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Bears have been unfairly demonized for centuries. Exaggerated perceptions of danger historically led to eradication campaigns using bounties, poison, trapping, and shooting. All eight bear species around the world are now listed as vulnerable, threatened or endangered in all or portions of their ranges. Remote habitats that once insured isolation and protection are now being occupied by people, and the attitudes of these people will determine the future of those populations.
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  • enjoyed the bears and the nature hall, don't wait for a rain day to visit as the center is busiest on rain days  more »
  • If you have any interest in black bears, NABC is the place to go. Tons of educations exhibits sharing the many years of research by Dr. Lynn Rogers dispelling many of the false rumors about black bear...  more »
  • I love the bears and visit every time we are in Ely. The new educational center is a great addition to the facility.  more »