“This is a rare and wonderful wildlife sighting, as black bears have not been sighted in the Wissahickon in recent memory. We have alerted wildlife management officials who are working on locating the bear,” said Maura McCarthy, Friends of the Wissahickon executive director. “We don’t have any information about the bear’s origins, but we urge park users to be aware of their surroundings and to contact us if there are additional sightings of the bear. Our hope is that this amazing animal can be safely guided to a more appropriate forest home.”
Contact Friends of the Wissahickon if you have additional information about the bear at 215-247-0417. To subscribe to text updates on park issues from Friends of the Wissahickon, text WISS to (267) 966-2207.