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Human-Bear Incidents Reach Record Low in Yosemite National Park

Human-Bear Incidents Reach Record Low in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park has recorded the lowest number of human-bear incidents since 1975, when the park initiated its first human-bear management program. In 2015, there were 76 incidents, which resulted in $4,909 in property damage. (A bear incident occurs when a bear causes property damage, obtains food, acts aggressively, or injures a person.) This represents a 95% reduction in number of incidents and a 99% reduction in property damage from the record high in 1998, when there were approximately 1,600 incidents resulting in $660,000 in property damage. Although injuries are relatively uncommon and minor, this year also marked the fourth year in a row in which there were no injuries caused by bears in Yosemite. http://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/news/human-bear-incidents-reach-record-low-in-yosemite-national-park.htm
Source: Yosemite National Park News

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