Meet Rebecca

Last month, Armando and his team captured two Andean Bears in the Cayambe Coca National Park: a mother with her son. The female bear was named ‘Rebecca’ and tagged with a satellite collar. Her young son was not marked.

The collar data shows that mama bear frequently crosses a busy road traversing the park. A few weeks later, the team went back to check on the bear, and indeed, it was the same bear with her cubs that was causing commotion on social networks.

The Andean Bear Foundation is in the process of asking permission to place extra signalization on the road, to reduce speeds on this passage in the park, thus avoiding dangerous or fatal situations for these bears.