Talk: The Social Life of Black Bears

Talk: The Social Life of Black Bears

Talk: The Social Life of Black Bears


Wildlife biologist Ben Kilham discusses his experiences with raising orphaned black bears and helping them return to the wild.

Grafton Woodlands Group will host a talk by Ben Kilham at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at the Grafton Elementary School gym. The talk and slide presentation is titled, ‘The Social Black Bear: What Bears Have Taught Me About Being Human.’ Kilham is a wildlife biologist based in Lyme, N.H. His love of and devotion to black bears has enabled him to study their habits and interact with them for more than two decades. He, his wife Debra and sister Phoebe have accepted orphaned bear cubs into their home and helped them to successfully return to the wild. Kilham has been the focus of several news articles and documentaries, including National Geographic’s ‘A Man Among Bears’ and Animal Planet’s ‘Papa Bear.’ He is also author of the books ‘Among the Bears: Raising Orphaned Cubs in the Wild’ and ‘Out on a Limb: Origins of Intuition and Intelligence.’ Refreshments will be served. Grafton Woodlands Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Grafton’s heritage and future. The information center at 205 Main Street is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details, call 802-843-3113.


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