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Fascinating Bear Fact
Black bears can lose up to half a pound a day while hibernating.
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Number of incidents last year
To date: 62
So far this year, incidents are down 55% compared to the same time last year, and down 97% since 1998.
This year, 25 bears have been hit by cars! (37 bears were hit by cars last year.) Six of these bears were killed on impact. 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
Mountain lions continue to be reported on a regular basis in Yosemite Valley. 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).