After Being Closed for a Month: Animals are Taking Back Yosemite

I wish 1000x over that when all of this is done - we can take a look at the impact our normal routines have on the environment - and make adjustments

From MSN:

Wildlife is coming out of hiding now, they said, as it did during previous government shutdowns of the park — in 1990, 1995, 2013 and 2019. The difference is that this park closure is expected to be the longest on record.

“The bear population has quadrupled,” said Peterson, noting a surge of large megafauna into the fields, thoroughfares and open spaces of the park.

“It’s not like they aren’t usually here,” he said of the bears, bobcats and coyotes that he and other employees now see congregating outside their cabins and apartments. “It’s that they usually hang back at the edges, or move in the shadows.”

(Also - the people who live in Yosemite (workers etc) are having the greatest quarantine of all time)

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