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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  • Visited here in the wrong season. One bear was half awake, getting ready to hibernate. However, staff are very friendly and there is a lot to learn. Changed my views on black bears. Very nice exhibiti...  more »
  • The North American Bear Center is amazing. We loved it. We got to see a female climb a tree; a male swim and play in their pond. The staff is very knowledgeable. We enjoyed it thoroughly; worth the ti...  more »
  • We decided to come to Ely to celebrate my husbands birthday. Only bad part of it was the six hours of snow to get here. The exhibits at the center were excellent. Also enjoyed their movies. The facili...  more »

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