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The Albemarle Peninsula is a wetland located between the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. The peninsula covers 3,200 square miles of land in five different counties. The wetland environment is home to a variety of wildlife, including bobcats, black bears, red wolves, tundra swans, river otters, snake species, and the American Alligator, among others.
In 1972, North Carolina was the first state in the nation to establish bear sanctuaries. Now, through habitat management, the black bear population in the Coastal Plain numbers almost 5,000, the largest in similar areas of the southeastern United States.