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Urban bears are enough of a problem in some parts of Orlando that they've spawned their own portmanteau: Bearlando. City residents are dealing with black bears descending upon their communities to rifle through the garbage, take advantage of garden amenities, and more. So how, precisely, do youPosted — Updated
Like many cities, Orlando has been caught in a trap of widening suburbanization, which puts bears and other wildlife under pressure as their habitats shrink and they're forced to go further afield in search of food. In the case of bears, this search poses some obvious risks to residents, who are working with wildlife officials to track the animals and humane relocate them when needed.