Cubless for now, Grand Teton bear keeps to herself

2012-06-01T17:32:00Z 2014-04-25T07:12:11Z Cubless for now, Grand Teton bear keeps to herselfThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 01, 2012 5:32 pm  • 

JACKSON — Any worries about the wellbeing of one of the most visible grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park have been put to rest.

Since she began raising cubs in roadside areas in 2006, bear 399 has become a fixture for wildlife viewers in the park in northwest Wyoming.

But in the weeks since emerging from hibernation with her two 1-year-old cubs this spring, she was not seen in her usual places.

Park biologists then got a report that 399 had separated from her two cubs.

And a photographer reported that he spotted the bear recently and that her cubs are alive.

Park biologist Steve Cain speculates the family split up because an adult male grizzly drove off the cubs.

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