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Great Smoky Mountain National Park works to preserve black bear population

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is widely known for its sizable black bear population, but conflicts between bears and humans can result in orphaned and injured bear cubs. As a result, the park is working with the Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) to help raise the cubs until they are ready to survive in the wild. Students at Dalton Middle School in Dalton, Georgia, report on how the combined efforts of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and ABR are helping the park’s black bear population thrive.