Black Bear Paws

April 27, 2013 | Kimberly Lawson

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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