[at-l] Interesting Black Bear Study
jim.bullard at gmail.com
Wed May 11 16:27:56 CDT 2011
I did some further research on bear fatalities in NY because it is a concern
of hikers I encounter in the ADKs. There have been 4 total that I could find
in the last century. Two were polar bears that killed people who climbed
over barriers into their cages in zoos (Brooklyn 1987 & Central Park 1982).
A third was in Thompson Park Zoo in Watertown (1930). A mother bear killed
her feeder after her cubs were taken away from her. The fourth was an 11
year old boy who tried to feed an apple to a bear that was tethered in front
of an inn in Brookhaven, NY (Long Island) in 1933. It was one of two that
had been trapped in the Adirondacks five years before and the inn kept as
attractions for guests to feed. After the bear had been shot it was
determined that it hadn't had anything to eat in two days.
It never fails to amaze me how we treat animals and then blame them for how
On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 4:10 PM, Jim Bullard <jim.bullard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Black Bear Study with some surprising results:
> Jim Bullard
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