North American Bear Center, Ely

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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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  • August 14, 2017
    If you have children this is a real must see, all the information you would ever want to see about the black bear, a very informative staff and a lot of knowledge to impart  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This is a fun stop for all ages. The staff is all helpful and friendly and well educated about the area as well as about the bears. It is a great facility. If you have a chance, the behind the scenes ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    This was our 3rd visit to the Bear Center. Continue to be impressed with the center and staff. On this visit because some of the bears weren't up front, they offered a free "behind the scenes" tour. T...  more »

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