Bear Cub Is Killed by a Car, Park Ranger Shares Emotional Plea to Visitors
A heartsore ranger took to the online world to share his tragic experience. He watched a mother bear relentlessly refusing to leave her dead baby that had been mercilessly slain by a vehicle.
A ranger working for the Yosemite National Park shared a post on the park's Facebook page. After finding a dead bear cub killed by a car, he pleaded with visitors to follow the speed limit.
This is just one of the deceased bears that this ranger has come across. Over 400 of them were hit between 1995 and 2019, with the anonymous ranger himself expressing that this happens much too often.
Recently, according to his post, the park trooper yet again went searching for a bear that died due to a speeding driver. He explained his usual routine.
Recently, a deer left the forest to check on a crying baby on a woman's porch.
This procedure includes moving the bear out of the road to avoid any other scavenging animals getting hit. He also has to examine the corpse and fill a report out.
Following this usual routine, the ranger explained that he drove through the park per the coordinates given, looking for blood or any sign. He finally spotted the baby cub lying in the road. The official expressed:
"It’s a new cub—couldn’t be much more than six months old, now balled up and lifeless under a small pine tree."
After a moment of taking the tragic scene in, the park employee got back to work, first taking the cub off the road. He laid the lifeless body down on a spot of grass and began to examine it.
In the middle of the assessment, he noticed another bear nearby and instinctively smacked a stick against a tree to scare it off. However, the trooper came to a sad realization, stating:
"From behind me, there’s a deep-toned but soft-sounding grunt... It’s a vocalization, the kind..female bears...make to call to their cubs."
The park employee recognized that this was the cub's mother that had refused to leave her baby. This, he stated, is why people should adhere to the park's rules, such as sticking to the speed limit.
This bear reflects the intensity of the connection between mother animals and their babies. Susanta Nanda shared an example of this bond on Twitter in a clip of a mother lion and her cubs.
The tiny ones scuttled along behind the majestic lioness. This post went viral, with many agreeing with the message included on the post, which emphasized the importance of moms.
Follow your mother. You will never go wrong 💕 pic.twitter.com/YcFCKFAN4W— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) May 13, 2021
Sometimes animals can have a soft spot for human babies as well. Recently, a deer left the forest to check on a crying baby on a woman's porch when its maternal instincts kicked in.
Hanna Burton recorded the adorable moment when the deer darted out of nowhere to check on her baby. Hopefully, like this deer, humans can return the favor and try to protect other species.