AAA Rated Standard & Poors July 2014

Suffolk Animal Control Bureau

124 Forest Glen Drive
Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 514-7855

Monday – Wednesday, Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Thursday - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
— Closed Sundays and Holidays —

Living with Black Bears in Virginia

Of the three bear species (black, brown, and polar bears) in North America, only the black bear lives in Virginia. Shy and secretive, the sighting of a bear is a rare treat for most Virginians. However, bears are found throughout most of the Commonwealth, and encounters between bears and people are increasing. A basic understanding of bear biology and implementing a few preventative measures will go a long way to helping make all encounters with bears positive.

*Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Living with Black Bears in Virginia

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