YOSEMITE (CBS13) – Yosemite National Park officials are calling on drivers to slow down after a bear cub was found dead on the side of the road Friday.
A park official said a call regarding the collision came in at around noon. The cub was said to be around six months old and no more than 25 pounds.READ MORE: VIDEO: Firefighters Narrowly Escape Out Of Tamarack Fire Flames
As the park official moved the bear away from the roadway to a more secluded area, the cub’s mother showed up calling out to the young bear, Yosemite National Park said in a social media post. A photo (right) captured the mother bear standing over the cub’s body.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested After Woman, 42, Killed In Shooting At Arden Arcade Apartment Complex
The park said another bear was hit and killed by a car a week earlier in an area close by.MORE NEWS: Dixie Fire Update: 142,940 Acres Now Burned, 18 Percent Containment Reported
According to the organization Keep Bears Wild, more than 400 bears have been killed by drivers in Yosemite since 1995.