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Where did a black bear take 400 selfies?

Answer: Boulder, Colo.

Closeup of an American black bear looking directly into the camera.
Shutterstock/Jim Cumming
When a black bear in Colorado came across a wildlife camera, he could bearly contain his excitement. The city of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) organization recently discovered an enormous cache of bear selfies on one of its wildlife cameras.

OSMP has nine cameras monitoring its 46,000-acre land system in Boulder. Their purpose is to capture wildlife in the area to reveal how they use it, in order to inform efforts for habitat protection. Whenever an animal is detected in front of them, they take pictures, apparently to the eternal delight of one black bear. Of the 580 photos that one of the cameras took, “about 400 were bear selfies,” OSMP tweeted alongside some of the best shots.