Changing Diets Among Black Bears Reveal Reliance on Human Food

March 3, 2014 10:50 PM

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Changing Diets Among Black Bears Reveal Reliance on Human Food

Human food is apparently desirable among some animal species. Black Bears in Yosemite National Park have been found to incessantly search for human food, whether that means traveling far to find it or committing robbery to obtain it.

The diets of black bears were examined by Jack Hopkins and his research team at the University of California, Santa Cruz through the collection of hair samples from bears in Yosemite National Park. They also obtained hair and bone samples of bears from four different time periods to note the changes...

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