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Grizzly Relocated From Lizard Creek Area

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The grizzly bear that had been loitering around the Lizard Creek Campground through last weekend has been  captured and relocated northwest of Grand Teton National Park in cooperation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The 212-pound, 3-to-4 year-old grizzly bear had been frequenting the Lizard Creek campground for several days as it actively foraged on native vegetation. Efforts by park rangers and biologists to haze the bear away from this developed area were unsuccessful. After its capture, the bear was radio-collared and released in the Boone Creek drainage of Targhee National Forest adjacent to Winegar Hole Wilderness Area in known grizzly bear habitat. This young grizzly bear was in good physical condition. Although part of the greater Yellowstone grizzly bear population, park officials say it had not been previously identified and has no documented history with Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team biologists.

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