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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 slapped with a 4-day jail term and some hefty fines. Read on to learn more about...

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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 post, we learn more about the oldest grizzly bear in Yellowstone. Background...

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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 spray is by far the most effective and safe way to deter a charging bear. This...

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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 within such a close distance. Staying still and calm during the incident...

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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 country. Black Bear Scat Black bear scat is commonly found at the base of...

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What Recent Viral Bear Videos Teach Us About Bear Safety

What Recent Viral Bear Videos Teach Us About Bear Safety

When you visit a national park, seeing a bear is often the goal, and spotting one can be very exciting. Such an experience, while special, can also be unpredictable because bears can be dangerous. Bears rarely attack people but when they do, they can inflict serious injury or death. It is up to you to follow the safety guidelines set by national parks to ensure your safety. The following stories recount two recent and separate encounters between human beings and bears,...

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What Do Grizzly Bears Eat?

What Do Grizzly Bears Eat?

Most people think that grizzly bears are huge and intimidating animals that always feed on meat alone. However, this is far from the truth. On the contrary, they are omnivores that feed on a variety of other food apart from meat. If you are unfamiliar with this species, you should buy a ticket to Yellowstone Bear World to learn more about their behavior adaptations. Here is more information about grizzly bears, including their diet at different times of the year: What...

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How Fast Can A Grizzly Bear Run?

How Fast Can A Grizzly Bear Run?

Given their bulky physique and their slow, deliberate movements, you may be wondering, ‘how fast can a grizzly bear run?’ According to the National Wildlife Federation, the brown bear, also regarded as a grizzly bear, has the quickest forelegs, reaching speeds of up to 35 mph. The grizzly bear is just marginally faster than the American black bear- the nation’s most prevalent bear species. Of course, a bear could only accomplish such a feat when it’s...

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Fun Facts about Grizzly Bear Hibernation

Fun Facts about Grizzly Bear Hibernation

Bears have adapted to thrive in locations with harsh winter conditions. By eating a lot of food while it is plentiful, grizzly bears can live off body fat during the winter, when food is scarce. According to research, bears hibernate for 5-7 months every year.  Wildlife enthusiasts do not want to miss the chance to experience Yellowstone Bear World, where they can learn more about grizzly bears’ adaptations and behaviors.  Bears gain 3 pounds each day As they...

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Which Is An Ideal Habitat For Grizzly Bears?

Which Is An Ideal Habitat For Grizzly Bears?

Unbeknownst to most people, the grizzly bear is actually a subspecies of brown bears. With an average length of 1.8 meters in length, they are the second-largest flesh-eating creatures in North America, according to National Geographic.  Yellowstone National Park is home to a plethora of majestic animal species, including whitetail deer, mountain goats, rocky mountain elk, and several different species of Yellowstone bears.  Grizzly bears habitats Like all animals,...

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