Bears are emerging from their dens now, and visitors and local communities are encouraged to secure attractants. The first grizzly bear sighting of 2022 in Grand Teton National Park was reported Sunday.
When bears emerge from their dens, they search for food, which often includes scavenging carcasses of animals that died during the winter, and they may display aggressive behavior towards humans if approached while feeding on the carcasses.
As the grizzly bear population continues to expand in the southern end of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, they continue to disperse outside of Grand Teton National Park. Consequently, visitors and local residents should secure all attractants so bears cannot gain access.
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