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June 3, 2013 Greater Yellowstone, State of Wyoming No Comments
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Beginning today, biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team will be conducting scientific grizzly bear research in Yellowstone National Park as part of the ongoing monitoring of the activities and population of grizzly bears within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Park Spokesman Dan Hottle says bear traps will be in place through June 15th in several remote sites within Yellowstone National Park.  Hottle says the trapped bears will be anesthetized to allow the biologists to radio-collar them and collect samples for study. Hottle says the study examines such things as where the bear is going, what it is eating, how it is acting and reacting with other wildlife in the habitat.  He says the operation happens every year in the park in cooperation with the Interagency Study Team to help guide the best way to manage the grizzly population. Hottle says the trapping sites are remote enough that the average person will not be aware of them, but for those hiking in the back country who may encounter a signed trapping area, they should make a point not to enter it. He says people in the past have ventured into the study areas, which is very dangerous because the bears are being baited to attract them to the traps. Hottle says all trapping and handling of the bears are being done in accordance with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team’s long established protocols.

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