- Keep safe distance from bears in the wild. If the bear is unaware of your presence, quietly detour away from the area as soon as possible.
- The chance of encountering a bear in the wild in Taiwan is extremely small. The probability is lower than .01time per person, per day. In other words, statistically speaking, it would take a person 100 days in the wild to encounter a bear.
- According to research, there are two types of common responses when a Formosan Black Bear encounters humans. The first is that they’d leave, and the second is bluffing, then running away. The bluffing tactic may include growling, roaring, standing up, and charging. At longer distances, bears would usually choose to leave. At shorter distances, bears may be scared or feel threatened, and therefore would exhibit aggressive behavior. However, if the bear perceives no more threat or no intention from the human to come closer, they would still choose to run away.
- Do not leave food and garbage in cabins and campgrounds. This would minimize bear encounters. DO NOT FEED BEARS.
- Lessen the chance of sudden encounters by making noises such as coughing and shouting. Let the bears be aware of your presence.