Black Bears: True or False

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

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  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.

2 responses to Black Bears: True or False

  1. leslie says:

    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

  2. Sherry Samuels says:

    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

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