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Bear Cameras Capture Life Through The Eyes Of Alaskan Animals (VIDEO)

05/26/2013 11:37 am ET

The secret lives of city bears have been revealed.

The Anchorage Bear Camera Collar Project fitted four black bears and two brown bears in Anchorage, Alaska with collars containing video cameras and GPS.

During the summer of 2012, the cameras captured 10 seconds of video every five to twenty minutes, 24 hours a day.

One goal of the project is to improve the bear-human conflicts that the city faces. Alaska Department of Fish & Game explains one current challenge on their website:

Beginning around late April and May when local black bears and brown bears leave winter dens, the Anchorage area wildlife biologist [Jessy Coltrane] and her assistant, biologist Dave Battle, spend much of their time responding to reports of conflicts between citizens and urban bears. Almost always they arrive with smiles and tips on how complainants can discourage bear encounters by cleaning up yards, putting away birdseed, trash and other attractants.

Learn more about the project and watch more footage by clicking here.

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