Best Places to See Black Bears

The American black bear can be found throughout North America from Canada to Mexico in at least 40 states of the USA.

Due to the loss of its habitat and hunting, its range has been reduced to about 75% of its historical distribution.

They are able to live under very different conditions, ranging from the arid deserts of Mexico to the subarctic tundra.

Yellowstone National Park, USA

Founded in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the oldest and perhaps most famous national park in the USA.

Yosemite National Park, USA

If you’re looking for megafauna in Yosemite National Park, it’s the black bears you should look out for.

Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Kanada

Those of us who grew up in the rich wilderness of Vancouver Island see black bears constantly in their natural habitat.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA

According to park rangers, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is now home to 1,600 black bears, and the number is rising.

Tongass National Forest, Alaska

The Tongass National Forest has the highest density of black bears in the world and one of the highest densities of brown bears.

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