by , Keeper
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 Bear Paws

April 27th, 2013

Black Bear paws are used for many things:

Walking

Rooting around looking for food

Scratching

Marking trees

Climbing trees

Swimming

And as plates

Virginia using her paw as a plate for her nut shells

This last use is one of my favorites and all of our bears do this. Sometimes they will place a piece of food on their paw and raise their paw up to their mouth. So cute and functional.

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