In California's Lake Tahoe, Wild Chronicles follows a brave volunteer who is on a mission—to save the lives of wayward black bears. With their habitats invaded by humans, black bears have developed a taste for fast food and the comforts of new construction. These house guests, however, have worn out their welcome. See the scare tactics that are saving bears from a death sentence.

  1. What foods to black bears typically eat in the wild?

  2. Kate, the bear specialist, says "if a bear wants something, he can usually eventually figure out how to get it." What makes bears so hard to manage?

  3. How many black bears live in North America?

  4. Does relocating "nuisance bears" stop their interaction with humans?

  5. What do Ann and her colleagues at the Bear League use to scare bears away from human settlement?

black bear

large animal (mammal) native to North America.


construction or preparation of land for housing, industry, or agriculture.


environment where an organism lives throughout the year or for shorter periods of time.