Illinois Woman Gets Jail Time for Being Too Close to Grizzly in YNP

Illinois Woman Gets Jail Time for Being Too Close to Grizzly in YNP

A tourist from Illinois was arrested this year for flaunting Yellowstone National Park rules in Roaring Mountain when she approached and stood too close to a grizzly bear and her three cubs. The May 10 incident triggered a response from many officials and commenters online, with the consensus being that Samantha R. Dehring was lucky to be alive. However, she did not go scot-free as she was...

Read More

What Is the Oldest Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone Ever Recorded?

What Is the Oldest Grizzly Bear in Yellowstone Ever Recorded?

In the southwest of Wyoming, scientists found one of the oldest grizzly bears ever – aged 34 years old. They easily spotted him through a distinct mark on his lip that was made by biologists back in 1989. Due to the fact that most of the animals in the Yellowstone region are completely unmarked by scientists, there is no evidence that there are other older grizzly bears than this one. In this...

Read More

How Effective Is Bear Spray?

How Effective Is Bear Spray?

Bear spray is a deterrent used during wildlife viewing in the event a hiker encounters a charging bear. Over the years, there has been debate over whether it is the best approach to dealing with a bear or if gunfire is more effective. In this post, we look at the efficacy of bear spray in protecting you from an attack on your next visit to bear country. How Does Bear Spray Affect Bears? Bear...

Read More

Remarkable Moment Captured: Brown Bear Walks Past Tourists

Remarkable Moment Captured: Brown Bear Walks Past Tourists

A remarkable video showcasing wildlife’s strength and power was captured by a tourist visiting Alaska some days ago. The bunch got to experience what most would consider a nightmare after coming in close contact with a brown bear that happened to be roaming in the area.  The viral video shocked millions globally, with some people having encountered bears stating that even they had never been...

Read More

What Does Bear Poop Look Like?

What Does Bear Poop Look Like?

Black bear scat normally smells like a slightly fermented version of whatever the bear ate. If its diet primarily consists of strawberries, acorns, or nuts, the smell will be relatively pleasant compared to if the bear mainly eats meat. But besides the smell, what does bear poop look like? Being able to identify bear scat can alert you to any bears in the area the next time you’re in bear...

Read More