In one social media clip, a bear can be seen climbing high in a tree, as other footage shows one openly ambling in a field.
“Yosemite National Park is home to about 300-500 black bears,” the park wrote on Instagram. “Though there hasn’t been an increase in their population since the park closure, bears have been seen more frequently than usual, likely due to the absence of visitors in Yosemite Valley.”
In parks around the world, wild animals have been taking advantage of the extra space to roam around.
South Africa’s Kruger National Park recently posted images showing a pride of lions taking a group snooze while spreading out on a road that’s normally filled with visitors and vehicles.
Their cheeky photo caption says it all: “Kruger visitors that tourists do not normally see.”
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