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Grizzly Bear
Grizzly Bear, © Ray Rafiti
Grizzly Bear, © Karen Willes

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Fact Sheet
The American black bear is the smallest of the three bears species found in North America, and are found only in North America. Black bears have short, non-retractable claws that give them an excellent tree-climbing ability.
Grizzly Bear,  © Diana Robinson
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Bear Awareness Week is a time to recognize how vital these large mammals are to the ecosystems in which they live, and how important it is to protect their habitat.
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Alaska remains one of the last pristine wilderness areas in the country. Defenders of Wildlife is committed to keeping it that way.