UPDATE: The WNC Nature Center has been working diligently to prepare for a safe reopening that follows CDC, State, and local guidelines. From September 28 to October 4, there will be a members-only week for Friends of the WNC Nature Center. We will reopen to the general public on Monday, October 5. Learn more here.

Open 361 Days a Year: Admissions 10:00am – 3:30pm; park closes at 4:30pm

Black Bear 12″ Plush


This black bear plush from Aurora’s Flopsies line is a fine choice if you are looking to get a quality gift for anyone in your life who just loves bears. A stunning little black bear with plenty of charm and character. Perfect for hugs, love and eternal friendship!

16 in stock


More about the black bear:

Generally shy and reclusive animals, black bears avoid human contact and are not normally aggressive.  Long, powerful, non-retractable claws make them excellent climbers, an important skill for finding food and fleeing from humans.  Black bears can thrive in a variety of habitats, especially where food is abundant.  They eat grasses, fish, berries, fruits, nuts, acorns, insects, small rodents, birds, eggs, and dead animal  matter.

Before the winter months, black bears are constantly foraging for food to increase their fat reserves. They retire to their den and become dormant during the winter, but are not true hibernators making it easy to rouse them from dormancy.

Once heavily hunted for sport, food, and clothing, black bear populations began to decline because of human population increase and unrestricted hunting.  Today, the black bear is hunted but the harvest is strictly regulated.