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Fascinating Bear Fact
Bear milk provides three times the energy when compared to human milk and contains 30-33% fat on average compared to about 3-4% fat of human milk.
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Number of incidents last year
To date: 43
So far this year, incidents are down 70% compared to the same time last year, but down 92% since 1998.
This year, 9 bears have been hit by cars! (37 bears were hit by cars last year.) Five of these bears were killed on impact, including a mother bear that was hit this week, orphaning her three cubs. These cubs were taken to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Inc. where they will be cared for until they are old enough to be released back into the park. Please protect wildlife by obeying speed limits and paying attention 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 throughout the park this year, including a recent sighting in Yosemite Valley near Pohono Bridge. 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).