Researchers will trap grizzlies in Yellowstone

2010-09-01T08:44:00Z 2010-09-12T11:54:35Z Researchers will trap grizzlies in YellowstoneThe Associated Press The Associated Press
September 01, 2010 8:44 am  • 

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Researchers will be trapping grizzly bears in some remote parts of Yellowstone National Park over the next two months.

The park says that none of the trap sites are near established hiking trails or backcountry campsites and warning signs will be posted.

The trapping is part of a monitoring and research project on Yellowstone area bears that's been underway for 36 years.

Two people have been fatally mauled by grizzlies so far this year in Wyoming and Montana. In the first attack, a botanist from Cody was killed by a bear shortly after the animal woke up from being tranquilized by researchers. Researchers had removed warning signs but investigators say the victim knew researchers were studying bears in the area.

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