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Bears Killed In Yosemite

Nine bears have been hit by vehicles so far this year in Yosemite National Park. The public is reminded to please obey speed limits and scan roadsides while driving to ensure the safety of bears and other wildlife. Of the bears nine that were hit, two were confirmed to be dead. A female yearling was the bear most recently hit and killed near the Merced Grove on the Big Oak Flat Rd.

SLOW DOWN!Sign - Speeding Kills Bears ynp
Nine bears have been reported hit by vehicles so far in 2012. Please obey speed limits and pay attention while driving! Nineteen bears were hit by cars last year, along with an unknown number of deer, squirrels and other park animals. Slow down and save Yosemite’s wildlife.

Let us know if you see a bear, no matter where it is or what it’s doing. Call the Save-A-Bear Hotline 209-372-0322.

Interesting Bear Fact

Berry season is beginning in Yosemite. Bears eat many types of berries including Himalayan blackberry, Western raspberry, Blue elderberry, and Coffee berry. Many bears can be seen foraging in berry patches for several hours every day.

One comment

  1. Bears are not the only wildlife hit by cars. Great Gray Owls have also been killed by speeding cars in Yosemite. These birds are very rare and endangered. It benefits us all when we slow down and enjoy life.

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