Sonoma Ecology Center

VIDEO: Check Out the Amazing New Bear Footage from Sugarloaf

When a hiker told California State Parks biologist Bill Miller about fresh bear tracks at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Miller decided to check his motion-activated camera to see if it had any interesting recordings.

He wasn’t disappointed. The video footage on Miller’s camera of a powerful-looking adult black bear, wandering through the park on the evening of Aug. 2, is our best yet. And it’s the latest in what seems like a growing number of bear sightings there – the last occurring late last year.

We couldn’t be more proud. The continuing presence of bears shows that Sugarloaf is an essential part of Sonoma Valley’s habitat corridor – and they’re a big furry capstone to the more than 40 rare native species already living at Sugarloaf.

Speaking of big and furry, check out the footage for yourself: