Study: Florida bear population ‘robust’

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking Floridians to be more aware of what they can do to help prevent bear conflicts as fall approaches.

During autumn months, bear appetites increase as the animals begin a natural process of putting on fat for the winter. In order to be prepared for winter, bears require around 20,000 calories a day and will eat anything that’s convenient.

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