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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 43 Issue 2, Feb 1979
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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission received a grant of over $500,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the study of the state's endangered species. Alligators, brown pelicans, red-cockaded woodpeckers, and Neuse River water dogs are just a few of the animals the Commission will study.
Hundreds of covered bridges once spanned the state's rivers and streams. Now only four remain. Three are accessible to the public--the Bunker Hill Bridge (Catawba County) and the Uwharrie River Bridge and the Pisgah Bridge, both in (Randolph County). The Roscoe Mill Bridge is in Bertie County, but it is on private land and closed to the public.
Near Asheboro the largest natural habitat zoo in the world is under construction. Over 200 animals are already in residence. Este gives an update on the zoo's progress.
The largest ranges for the state's black bear population are the mountains and the Coastal Plain. The bears face an uncertain future, and while research and restoration are helping, it is the ongoing loss of habitat that is the real problem for them.