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CODY — A female grizzly bear that killed a calf at a ranch west of here has been relocated by wildlife managers to a remote area in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

The bear was captured last Friday at the ranch in area of the South Fork of the Shoshone River, according to a state Game and Fish Department news release Tuesday.

The bear was released about three miles southeast of Togwotee Pass, which is about 80 miles southwest of Cody.

On Saturday, a black bear at Yellowstone National Park was captured and killed after raiding campsites and charging at tourists.

The animal took food from picnic tables, tents, coolers and fire grates at the Canyon Campground, according to a news release from Yellowstone. It also broke into one vehicle and walked on the tops of others in an effort to gain entry, park officials said.

Park employees tried unsuccessfully to move the bear away from visitors, using pepper spray and hazing. The bear eventually left on its own but returned to the campground later Saturday. It was then captured in a baited trap and euthanized, the news release said.

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