Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
The black bear is commonly seen in forested areas, along roadsides and in campgrounds. Their color varies from black to cinnamon. Short curved claws make them agile tree climbers. The black bear's diet is about 77 per cent vegetable, including grasses, roots, and berries. Carrion and insects make up about 22 per cent of their diet and mammals a mere one per cent.
To minimize the potential of a bear encounter you should:
*Stay alert on the trails
*Look for fresh bear sign
*Travel in groups
*Carry bear spray and know how to use it
*If you encounter a bear, give it LOTS of space
We carried bear spray but didn't need to use it.
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