Bears Introduced to Drake’s Beach to Control Elephant Seal Populations

*Happy April Fool’s Day! This article is part of the Active NorCal April Fool’s Day Extravaganza. Don’t @ us.


Elephant seals are known to be the dominant animal on Drakes Beach in the Point Reyes National Monument, so much so that park officials take drastic measures to control their populations.

Now, park officials are ramping up their tactics to control the elephant seals by reintroducing grizzly bears to the area:

Grizzly bears were once native to Northern California and a natural predator to elephant seals. And today, they roam the beaches with impunity, helping to keep the sometimes troublesome elephant seals at bay.

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