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The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News 
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
December 3, 2019
Photo Release: Finding Refuge on the Refuge
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of nine national wildlife refuges in the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex. Pocosin Lakes Visitor Center, located in Columbia, NC, is open 9am to 4pm whenever volunteer staffing is available.
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Beverly Meekins

Caption: A well-developed black bear cub, at around 3 months old, can climb trees to avoid danger. The cub's mother will encourage the cub to climb and will do what is necessary to protect her cub. Black bears are good runners, swimmers and climbers. And, Pocosin Lakes Refuge is often a great area to observe black bears. But as the weather gets colder they'll be less bear activity. And by January, which is often the black bear's birthing month, bear activity really slows down until the warmer late spring.