In an effort to protect the natural and cultural sounds in our national parks, the National Park Service takes part in sound monitoring efforts to learn about the sounds of the natural environment as a whole. The sounds below were captured by chance during these inventories. Unfortunately, because we don't have video to go with the audio, and because we were not at the sites when the recordings were made, we can not always be certain what the bear was doing.
Explore our sound gallery and listen to some of the bear sounds captured in parks by the NPS natural sounds team, made up of park staff and the Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Bear vocalization (0:07)
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve