Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 27, 2017

Cars Continue To Kill Bears in Yosemite & Mountain Roads 

The San Francisco Chronicle reports on the continuing problem of bears being killed by cars in Yosemite and on mountain roads throughout the state.

As the bruin population increases throughout California, roadway collisions with black bears have become an alarming fact of life. At least 27 have been hit by vehicles in Yosemite this year, continuing a disturbing trend on mountain roads and highways around the state, which has seen at least 100 collisions this past year, wildlife officials said.

Wildlife biologists estimate that more than 400 have been hit on roadways in Yosemite since 1995, making vehicle collisions one of the leading causes of black bear mortality in the region. The number has alarmed officials, considering only 300 to 500 black bears live in Yosemite, according to the most recent estimates.

Read full story at Cars keep hitting black bears in Yosemite, sometimes with deadly results

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