Follow Yosemite National Park's Bears Online
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You can now follow the bears in California's Yosemite National Park online.
No, that does not mean the bears now all have Twitter profiles. But they are connected to the internet via satellite. They have their own website. It is keepbearswild.org.
The park has about 500 bears within its borders, and last year, had over 5 million visitors.
Now, about 20 bears are wearing collars with GPS trackers. You can follow their movements on a map of the park.
But if you go looking for them, you probably will not find the bears. For both the safety of the bears, and people, there is a delay.
The website also shows where 28 bears were hit by cars in 2016. Some of them were killed.
With the collars, park rangers and wildlife scientists can keep track of the bears within the park. They can also learn some new things.
For example, bear experts were surprised to learn that the bears begin mating in May. That is over one month sooner than they thought.
They also found that the bears can travel up to 48 kilometers per day, and that includes climbing up steep mountains.
The collars will allow park rangers to know if bears are getting too close to campgrounds. The rangers want to keep both the bears and the humans safe.
The Yosemite Conservancy spent almost $300,000 on the mapping project.
Frank Dean is the president of the conservancy. He says the new information about the bears should keep them safer.
"People love to see the bears," he said. "Protecting them is something we can all do."
Jesse Garcia studies black bears for the state of California. He says visitors to the park need to understand that they are in the bears' home.
"You've got to give them their distance and always be aware, knowing that they're there," he said.
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1.park rangers 公园管理员
He loves nature so much that he is thinking about becoming a park ranger.
2.black bears 黑熊
In our zoo there are also brown bears, black bears and white bears.
3.be aware of 了解；明白
We must be aware of the whole circumstances.
4.looking for 寻找
I happened on just the thing I'd been looking for.
1.The collars will allow park rangers to know if bears are getting too close to campgrounds.
get close to 接近；靠近
Children craned to get close to him.
They tell me not to get close to a stranger.
2.They also found that the bears can travel up to 48 kilometers per day, and that includes climbing up steep mountains.
climbing up 攀爬
I told her about him climbing up the drainpipe.
They were climbing up a narrow mountain road.
不，这并不是说熊注册了推特资料 。而是通过卫星定位让熊与网络相连 。这些萌熊有自己的网站 。网址名为keepbearswild.org 。
约瑟米蒂国家公园内有约500只熊 。去年，约500多万名游客前来参观 。
如今，约20只熊戴上装有GPS追踪器的项圈 。大家可在公园地图上追踪熊的踪迹 。
不过，如果你想寻找熊的话，可能会有点困难 。为了熊与人的安全，定位信息传送会有一定的延迟 。
该网站还展示了去年28只熊被车撞到的地点 。有的熊因此死亡 。
公园管理员和野生动物科学家可通过项圈在公园里追踪熊的踪迹 。他们还可以发现一些新现象 。
熊类专家惊讶地发现，5月份熊就开始了交配 。比预期早了一个多月 。
公园管理员还可通过项圈了解熊是否过于靠近营地 。管理员希望熊与游客的安全都能得到保障 。
弗兰克·迪安（Frank Dean）是保护协会会长 。他表示，熊的最新动态能够让它们更加安全 。
他还说“游客们喜欢熊 。”“保护它们是我们不可推卸的责任 。”
杰西·加西亚（Jesse Garcia）主要研究加利福尼亚州的黑熊 。他说，公园内的众游客需要知晓，这是熊的地盘 。