Yellowstone Grizzlies May Soon Commingle With Northern Cousins

By | November 5, 2017

A grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park. Biologists say that as grizzly populations increase, more male bears are venturing farther from park boundaries, sometimes to locations where they have not been seen in a century or more. Credit George Sanker/NPL, via Minden Pictures

The New York Times has a story that begins…

To make the plains and mountains safe for the great herds of cattle that were brought to the West at the end of the 19th century, grizzly bears were routinely shot as predators by bounty hunters and ranchers.

Ever since, the bears in Yellowstone National Park, protected from hunting, have been cut off from the rest of their kind. Their closest kin prowl the mountains some 70 miles north, in and around Glacier National Park.

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