- There are 900,000 black bears in North America.
- Attacks on people by black bears are increasing (though still rare)
- Most attacks are not by mothers with cubs (as is the case with grizzlies), but by males on the hunt who just want to eat you.
- As with attacks by most predators, the worst thing you can do if a bear attacks you is to run away.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Our Friend the Black Bear
In today's animal news: