Yosemite National Park
Ever wonder what a Yosemite bear does during the day? So did we! Thanks to Yosemite Conservancy donors, we now have some insight into how a handful of Yosemite's bears spend their time. You can learn more about the project at http://www.nps.gov/yose/parknews/new-program-tracks-yosemites-bears-in-real-time.htm.
In this map showing the movements of one bear over the course of two days in August, you can see that the bear started off in the rocks above Housekeeping Camp, visited Yosemite Lodge, Yosemite Village, Housekeeping Camp, and Lower Pines Campground, then raced up a steep ledge to Glacier Point, made a circuit around Sentinel Dome, then headed down a steep route back to Yosemite Valley, ending up back where the bear started nearly 48 hours later. Even for bears who regularly get food from people, it's only one of many sources of food: the most food-conditioned bears rely mostly on natural foods.