It's official. Those discerning car critics, the black bears of Yosemite, have voted the minivan their most sought-after vehicle.
Not to drive, of course, just to break into.
Year after year, foraging bears have made minivans their first or second choice among tens of thousands of SUVs, sedans, sports cars and other vehicles in Yosemite National Park.
At least that's the conclusion of an article in this month's issue of the Journal of Mammalogy, which details a study of 908 bear-on-vehicle break-ins from 2001 to 2007.
Bears searching for the most calories (who knows when they'll eat again?) at the least risk (in this case, harassment by park rangers) judged minivans the best source, according to the study.