Drought, frost among factors causing bears’ extra activity

Colorado’s black bears feed on a variety of mountain shrubs and berries when gettiong ready to hibernate. Some aspects of climate change may reduce the availability of natural foods.



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Colorado’s black bears feed on a variety of mountain shrubs and berries when gettiong ready to hibernate. Some aspects of climate change may reduce the availability of natural foods.

The combination of drought and late-spring frosts have been hard on Colorado’s black bears. Late-arriving frosts blacken fruit and berry buds and prevent acorns from developing, and the…




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