Black Bears: True or False

May 21, 2012 | Kimberly Lawson

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.

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