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Bears -- Biology, Conservation & Education

This page updated 4/9/99

"Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. A bear's days are warmed by the same sun, his dwellings are overdomed by the same blue sky, and his life turns and ebbs with heart-pulsings like ours and was poured from the same fountain..."         (John Muir...upon finding a dead bear in Yosemite)

Ed.note:  Remember to always check with local rangers for "local bear conditions" -- proper behavior varies depending on location, species, season and other variables.  A clean camp, proper food storage and being educated about the "local bear conditions" are critical elements of visiting safely in bear habitat. (Georgia Stigall/Native Habitats)