Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bear Cam!

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 9:30 AM

We like "cams" -- head cam footage from the Grafton Zipline, for example, or the first-ever turkey vulture cam. But now we bring you, courtesy of the Missouri Department of Conservation: Bear Cam!

What the MDC is doing is tranquilizing black bears and then fitting them with a camera that's designed to shoot for a few hours and subsequently fall off.

The camera then releases a signal so the conservation agents can find it.

As you can see, at least one bear got a little bear-curious about a machine falling off its body, and then knocked it over.

Another scientific fact learned via bear cam: Bears get really "tonguey" about drinking water,

Onward, the march of science!

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