Minnesota Is Home To The World’s Largest Black Bear Sanctuary, And You Can Visit It

Minnesota is home to many fascinating wildlife species. Endangered Canada Lynx prowl northern forests. Unique plants, such as lady’s slippers, sprout up in wildflower fields. And our state bird – the common loon – is unique among a map riddled with robins and cardinals. Many of our most interesting species are elusive, but it’s still possible to see them up close. One example is the black bear. To catch a glimpse of these shy creatures, you don’t have to go to a zoo. Instead, take a trip to the world’s largest black bear sanctuary. It’s located right here in Minnesota.

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A visit to this black bear sanctuary looks like an amazing experience. Have you ever gone? Have you had any other interesting wildlife encounters in Minnesota? Let us know in the comments below!

If you love animals, also check out our list of 11 little-known places in Minnesota where you can see animals.