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California Black Bear

Ursus americanus californiensis

Description:

This cinnamon colored Black Bear cub was running across a field and went into a wooded area. It briefly climbed a tree before climbing back down. The mother was not seen (which was concerning) but the cub kept looking back towards another wooded area. Black bears can have a variation of coloring depending on the subspecies from white to cinnamon to silver to black. Black bears are the only bear in California.

Habitat:

Evergreen forest at high elevation in Yosemite National Park.

Notes:

My first bear spotting :-)

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14 Comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 2 years ago

Great spotting, congrats!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 2 years ago

Well done, Cindy!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 2 years ago

Congratulations!

Congratulations Cindy on SOTD.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Yeah! Congratulations.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Congrats, Cindy!

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 2 years ago

SUPER SPOTTING! And CONGRATS!! :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Cindy, this great series has earned you a Spotting of the Week!

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

So happy for you Cindy. The first shot is gorgeous... :) Hope he found his mum.

Thank you Brian, Daniele and Mark! Thanks for the great news Ashley and to the Ranger team for the nomination!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Congrats for 1st bear. Must have been exciting.

AshleyT
AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Fantastic series Cindy!

Brian38
Brian38 3 years ago

Wonderful series Cindy!!

California, USA

Spotted on Jun 27, 2017
Submitted on Jul 8, 2017

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