Mysterious brain infection is making young California bears ‘fearless’ towards humans

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A mysterious neurological disease in young Californian black bears (Ursus americanus) is making them behave like pet dogs, cozying up to humans in a friendly manner. Though it sounds cute, this abnormal behavior dramatically worsens the bears’ chances of surviving in the wild. The bears, which are all around 1 […]

A mysterious neurological disease in young Californian black bears (Ursus americanus) is making them behave like pet dogs, cozying up to humans in a friendly manner.

Though it sounds cute, this abnormal behavior dramatically worsens the bears’ chances of surviving in the wild.

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