September 20 to October 3, 2015
updated as often as possible
Fascinating Bear Fact
Black bear habitat historically ranged across the entire United States, but is now restricted (by human activity) to relatively undisturbed forested areas of North America.
Number of incidents last year
To date: 145
So far this year, incidents are down 49% compared to the same time last year, but down 95% since 1998.
This year, 34 bears have been hit by cars! (25 bears were hit by cars last year.) Please protect wildlife by obeying speed limits and paying attention to roadsides while driving.
Let us know if you see a bear, no matter where it is or what it's doing. Call 209/372-0322 or send an email.
Other Wildlife Sightings Several mountain lions have been reported over the last few weeks including one that was reported in Curry Village. For more information on mountain lions in Yosemite National Park, please visit http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/mountainlion.htm.
Note: A bear incident occurs when a bear causes a monetary loss to a person--that is, if the bear causes property damage or obtains food. Bear incidents also include cases of bears causing injury to a person (which are fairly uncommon).