Top Stories June 20, 2016

Grizzly Cub Killed By Car

by Jackson Hole. Media


An early morning collision today caused the death of a famously photographed cub in Grand Teton National Park.

The cub was believed to be that of Grizzly 399, one of the well-known bears in the park.

The accident occurred near Pilgrim Creek

Wyoming Wildlife Advocates took to Facebook to announce the news. The cub was known to bear-watchers as ‘Snowy’. The group says some 80% of bear deaths are caused by humans.

Comments 1
  • This is a very sad story. I recently attended the grizzly bear meeting, where I heard “we need to protect the good roadside bears”, we need roadside bears to support my tour company. This dead bear cub is a direct result of the grizzly population expanding and being forced to fringe road side areas. Does anyone really think these bears enjoy being chased and harassed by photographers and tourist every day all day. This bear is dead because lazy photographers and tourist who want to see bears from their cars and vans don’t want to hike into the backcountry.

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