1: Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville closed due to visitors attempting to feed black bear.

2: Feeding wildlife is illegal and dangerous – leading to bear habituation.

3: Parkway visitors urged not to approach or feed wildlife for safety reasons.

4: Bear closure on Blue Ridge Parkway emphasizes need for wildlife conservation.

5: Illegal bear feeding incident highlights importance of wildlife education and awareness.

6: Blue Ridge Parkway officials remind visitors to respect wildlife and natural habitats.

7: Feeding black bears risks their safety and can lead to harmful behavior.

8: Bear closure on Blue Ridge Parkway serves as a warning against illegal wildlife interactions.

9: Help protect wildlife by following rules and respecting their natural behavior.

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