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Concerned about a young bear that is all alone?

Our friends from the Tahoe Interagency Bear Team created this informative video to share their knowledge about black bears in the Tahoe basin and how to spot the difference between cubs and yearlings, the bear’s natural transition to adulthood, and when you should be concerned.

2 bears in a circular image

Black Bear Cubs vs. Yearlings

Black bear cubs: small in size, 10-15 lbs, and dependent on mother.

Black bear yearlings: larger size, 45-100 lbs, and can be without mother.

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