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I'm extremely excited to be working at the Museum since October 2010. My favorite part of this job- besides working with the animals- is listening to all of the Keeper stories, I hear a new one each day. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, belly dancing, and vegan cooking.
I work Sunday through Thursday. I can be found mostly behind the scenes or training the Ring Tail Lemurs.

Black Bears: True or False

May 21st, 2012

Thanks to the Appalachian Bear Rescue website I found this true or false quiz. See if you can answer them correctly- I’ll post the answers soon.

The Appalachian Bear Rescue Mission Statement is:

(a) to rehabilitate orphaned and injured bears for release to the wild;

(b) to educate the public about black bears and the regional threats facing them; and

(c) to research bear attributes which may help solve other environmental or health-related issues

Virginia Bear 2011


1. When a bear stands up it is going to charge.

2. All black bears are black.

3. A bear’s sense of smell is better than a dog’s.

4. Bears can’t climb trees.

5. A bear can run faster than you.

6. When hiking in bear country it is good to make noise.

7. Black bears are normally vicious and aggressive.

8. During hibernation, a bear does not eat, drink, defecate or urinate.

9. A newborn cub is about the size of a newborn human.

10. Bears mate for life.

11. Bears always make dens in caves.

12. Bears, like dogs and cats, have 4 toes on each foot.

13. People should never feed bears.

14. Bear cubs do not make good pets.

15. Bears eat lots of meat.

Join the conversation:

  1. 1. False
    2. False
    3. True
    4. False
    5. True
    6. True
    7. FALSE
    8. False (trick question?)
    9. Tough one. False?
    10. False
    11. False
    12. False
    13. True
    14. True
    15. False

    Posted by leslie
  2. Director Comment :

    I agree with Leslie, although not with the same emotion, and except on #8 (if a bear is hibernating than they don’t do those things).
    Also, I think “A” is the answer to the first question

    Posted by Sherry Samuels

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