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Human-bear incidents reach record low
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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK  (AP) — The bears in Yosemite National Park are behaving better than they have in 40 years.
The park recorded the lowest number of human-bear incidents since 1975, when officials started tracking bears, who damage property, steal food, injure or kill people or act aggressively.
This marked a fourth year that a bear has not injured or killed a person.
In 2015, there were 76 incidents, which resulted in roughly $5,000 in property damage. This represents a 95 percent drop in the number of incidents and a 99 percent dip in property damage from the record high in 1998, when there were approximately 1,600 incidents resulting in $660,000 in property damage.
In 1998, It was not uncommon on a summer evening for bears to break into 10 to 15 cars.
Park spokesman Scott Gediman credits a public education campaign for the reduction.