posted on Jun, 21 2007 @ 10:56 AM
Not sure why the collared these bears, but I know they collar black bears to study their movements to see if their eating from human food sources.
The data could save this and other bears life someday.
The collar probably has no ill effects on the bear, however, I'm sure once they have the data they will need to tranqulize the bear again to remove
the collar. Every time anything is sedated there is always a risk of something going wrong.