Nature Is Healing: Yosemite’s Wild Motorcycle Population Returns

Nature Is Healing: Yosemite’s Wild Motorcycle Population Returns

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK—Amidst a mountain of sad news sharing the struggle to conserve endangered animals, this story can give us all hope. In Yosemite National Park in California, researchers have determined that the wild motorcycle population is not only stable, but actually thriving!

Isn’t that amazing?

Through human impacts on the environment, the extinction rate of species around the world is estimated to be thousands of times worse than the rate before humans came along. Some even compare it to the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs. But unlike the dinosaurs, the native Yosemite motorcycles are absolutely booming, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Cyclopsus motorus, the species of gasoline-powered cycler indigenous to Yosemite National Park, has made quite the stand against threats to its environment,” recounts University of San Francisco’s Dr. Moe T. Ercycle. “Populations of almost every animal in Yosemite have taken hits due to overtourism, but it seems like this particular species just keeps growing!”

Tigers and rhinos, start taking notes, because THIS is how it’s done!

Visitors at Yosemite have started to take notice of the new top dog in the ecosystem, pointing out that their mating call, VROOM VROOM, can be heard everywhere you go in the park. One tourist noted, “While a lot of people are bothered by the noise, I’m glad to hear it. Maybe it’s a little annoying, but to me, it just lets me know that those wild motorcycles are out there getting it on and making little baby tricycles to keep their species alive.”

The park also reports a spike in populations of the genus Litter, specifically the subspecies Starbucksus cupis.

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