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MARCH 15 - First grizzly sighting of year reported in Yellowstone

Powell (WNE) — The first grizzly bear sighting of 2019 was reported March 8 in Yellowstone National Park, when visitors observed a large bruin between Canyon Village and Fishing Bridge.

 

March 14, 2019



Powell (WNE) — The first grizzly bear sighting of 2019 was reported March 8 in Yellowstone National Park, when visitors observed a large bruin between Canyon Village and Fishing Bridge.

Additionally, park officials say grizzly tracks were reportedly seen between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Junction on March 11.

Male grizzlies come out of hibernation in mid-to-late March. Females with cubs emerge in April and early May. In 2018, the first grizzly sighting was recorded on March 7 — just one day earlier than this year.

When bears emerge from hibernation, they look for food and often f...



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