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