Welcome to the bear-aware quiz! Are you bear aware? What species of bear can be found in New York State? Brown bear (Ursus arctos) American black bear (Ursus americanus) Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) True or False? Black bears are native to New York State. True False True or False? Black bears have poor eyesight. True False What should you do if you encounter a black bear? Run away as fast as you can, preferably downhill Pick up the nearest rock or heavy item and throw it at the bear Immediately drop to the ground and play dead Keep calm and back away slowly, preferably in the same direction you came True or False? Wearing a bell on your backpack while hiking will deter black bears. True False Which of the following items might attract black bears and other wildlife to your property? Pet food/water and the dishes used to feed them outside Dirty grills Bird feeders, empty or full Garbage put out on the curb the night before pickup All of the above. True or False? All bears seen near houses and other buildings should be removed or killed for public safety. True False Time is Up!