Salato Wildlife Center to unveil black bear exhibit

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort has reopened for the season and will unveil its new “Be Bear Aware” exhibit this month.

The exhibit focuses on the status of black bears in Kentucky and shows how people and bears can coexist.

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Conservation Educator Geoff Roberts says black bears are going through a natural comeback in Kentucky.

The exhibit also shows the bear’s population range within the state and the role of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in bear management.

The official unveiling will be at 10 a.m. March 17.

The center is off U.S. 60, about 1 ½ miles west of the U.S. 127 intersection. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Salato is closed Sundays, Mondays and state holidays.

 

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