Wildlife in the Big Bear Valley

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Big Bear, CA, Sept. 6, 2014 - Wild animals are a fairly common sight in the Big Bear Valley and surrounding mountains. Squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons, and even coyotes are seen every day. There are other animals that we share our home with that we are rarely lucky enough to see. Big Bear was named after the huge Grizzly Bears that roamed the … [Read more...]

Be Bear-Aware

San Bernardino National Forest, CA, July 22, 2013 - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding residents across the state to be bear aware. Bears are more commonly found in residential areas toward the end of summer or right before hibernation in the fall months. But a healthy bear population and a dry winter and spring may … [Read more...]

Protect the Bears of Big Bear

Black Bear photo courtesy OC Hiking Club

Big Bear, Ca May 7, 2011 3:00 pm - The grizzly bears that named the Big Bear Valley are no longer with us, except at the Moonridge Animal Park.  Our local wild bears are the smaller and less aggressive black bears.  They are not small animals however, and will be aggressive enough for concern if they are protecting food or cubs.  Care should be … [Read more...]