"The World Still Sucks, but at Least Bear Cam Is Back"

"At Earther, we stan the bears. Bears are good, especially when they are fat. They are the hero we all need. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Alaska’s Katmai National Park has set up its live bear cams for the summer. You know what that means: bears, bears, and more bears.

The park established these cams back in 2012, firing them up each summer right around the salmon runs when bears in the park come out to chow. This is a real treat during these dark days. We all could use a little joy. Seriously. Thankfully, the bears are here to supply it.

Bald eagles, gulls, and even wolves sometimes go in search of the salmon, too, and they may sometimes pop up in the cameras. Really, though, everyone comes for the bears. Katmai’s brown bears spend summer preparing for winter hibernation, so they have one goal in mind: Eat all the salmon. The brown bears can eat up to 40 salmon a day. Right now, the bears may appear a little thin because many have only come out of hibernation in recent months. But that will change over the summer as bear activity picks up."

Yessenia Funes reports for Earther June 22, 2020.

Source: Earther, 06/24/2020