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Bear Facts September 25th – October 1st, 2011

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avatar Bear Facts September 25th – October 1st, 2011
October 11, 2011 06:41PM
Bear Facts September 25th – October 1st, 2011

Weekly Total
# of Incidents Damage
Parking Lots 0 $0
Campgrounds 0 $0
Other Areas 0 $0
Backcountry 1 $15
Total 1 $15

Yearly Total
# of Incidents Damage
Parking Lots 18 $10,560
Campgrounds 41 $2,125
Other Areas 41 $2,462
Backcountry 10 $678
Total 110 $15,825

*Additionally there have been 26 bear incidents where a bear obtained trash that was left out or from trash cans or dumpsters that were not secure.

Fifteen bears have been reported hit by vehicles so far in 2011. Of these 15 bears, 8 have been confirmed dead. Please obey speed limits and pay attention while driving! In 2010, 28 bears were hit by vehicles.

Location # of Incidents
Happy Isles Snack Stand: 1
Total: 1

PLEASE SLOW DOWN! This week 3 bears were hit by vehicles on various highways throughout the park. Two of these bears were confirmed deaths including a sow and a cub that were hit and killed. Please drive the speed limit and pay attention to possible animals in the roadway.

This week, a bear got food out of a cooler that was strapped to the roof of a van at Happy Isles Snack Stand during the day. Please store food properly at all times of day, and never leave food unattended, even if you plan to be away just a short while. If you see a bear during your visit, please report it to the Save-a-bear hotline at 209-372-0322.

Interesting Bear Fact: Bears in Yosemite are getting ready for winter by consuming as many as 15,000-20,000 Kcal per day and drinking several gallons of water. Acorns are a great source of food for bears this time of year.
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