By CBS13 Staff

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 mother bear stands over the body of her deceased cub that had been fatally struck by a car in Yosemite National Park. (credit: Yosemite National Park)

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.

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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.

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The park said another bear was hit and killed by a car a week earlier in an area close by.

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According to the organization Keep Bears Wild, more than 400 bears have been killed by drivers in Yosemite since 1995.