By Doyle Irvin, American Forests
America has a serious problem, and it’s that black bears don’t get enough love. “Who cares about black bears?” a putative hater might ask. Grizzlies and polar bears hog all of the spotlight, and some people theorize that it might because they could trifle with your mortality. People do love their adrenaline, and given that black bears are more likely to run away than get up into your business, well, it makes them supposedly boring. They’re lovers, not fighters, people! (Most of the time. Please don’t go hugging strange bears).
We’re here to tell you why you should up your love for the black bear.