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Colorado Bear Takes 400 “selfies” on Trail Camera

(NewsNation) — A Colorado bear has stepped into the spotlight after taking hundreds of “selfies” on a park ranger’s observational camera.

The alleged photo shoot was caught on one of the nine motion-activated cameras in the 46,000-acre Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) system.

These cameras are configured to take photos and videos while remaining inactive, which helps provide information about the behaviors and movements of the local species. The park places its cameras in places where there is a good chance that animals will be present or where there have been previous reports of wildlife activity, like footprints.

“(The cameras) provide us a unique opportunity to learn more about how local species use the landscape around us while minimizing our presence in sensitive habitats,” said Will Keeley, a senior wildlife ecologist with OSMP.

According to an Instagram post by the OSMP, while these cameras typically capture animals going about their daily lives, park officials were amused to find nearly 400 pictures of the same bear.

In a blog post, OSMP wildlife ecologist Christian Nunes said, “We are fortunate to live in a region with a wide variety of wildlife species, and these cameras help us understand what kinds of animals are actually out there and what they get up to over the course of a day, a week, or even years.”

According to Colorado Parks & Wildlife, the state has about 8,000 to 12,000 black bears, which actually range in color from blonde, cinnamon or brown. The black bear is the only known bear species in Colorado, CPW says.

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Source: THE HILL

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