PHOTO: Black bear cubs spotted resting at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

Recently, a large number of nature watchers and photographers on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, came between the pictured black bear cubs and their mother.

The cubs had to wait until the refuge visitors left the area before they could reunite with their mother. For your safety and to prevent stressing wildlife, avoid coming between a mother bear and her cubs.

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Follow this link to learn more about the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center (located on Roanoke Island) and the various regional national wildlife refuges represented here.