Wildlife

Orphaned Bear Cubs Get a Home
The female grizzly bear who was found to have killed a hiker in Yellowstone Park has been euthanized. The Park says her two cubs would be sent to a suitable habitat. Now, the announcement has been made. Here is the press release from the Toledo Zoo.
Grizzly That Killed Hiker is Euthanized
Results from an autopsy conducted on Monday afternoon concluded that Lance Crosby, a 63 year old Billings man, died as a result of traumatic injuries sustained from a bear attack. Results from genetic (DNA) analysis of bear hair samples collected next to Crosby’s body confirmed the adult female griz…
Game & Fish Launches New Website
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has launched a more user friendly website.
Renny MacKay, Communications Director for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, says the new site has improved search functions and is easier to navigate with a smartphone or tablet...
Sheep Creek Fire Spreads
BIGHORN MOUNTAINS, Wyo. (AP) — Firefighters are continuing to battle the Sheep Creek Fire as it spreads across state land in northern Sheridan County.
The fire near the Tongue River Canyon Trail was first detected around 4 p.m. Sunday and has spread to an estimated 30 acres as of 10:30 a...
5th Person Injured by Bison at Yellowstone
A 43-year-old woman from Mississippi received minor injuries Tuesday when she turned her back on a bison to get a photo with it near the Fairy Falls trailhead in Yellowstone National Park. This is the fifth person injured after approaching bison this season...
Grand Teton Park Warns Visitors About Grizzly Bear Traps
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grizzly bear trapping at Grand Teton National Park will continue through July 12 and officials are asking visitors to stay alert.
The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team has been trapping bears since May 6 as part of a conservation effort to keep tabs on the Greater Yellows…
Elk Staying Closer to Jackson
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Researchers are finding that more elk are forgoing longer migration in favor of sticking around Jackson.
In the late 1970s and early '80s less than 2 percent of the Jackson Elk Herd spent summers not far from their wintering grounds in the stretch of Jackson Hole betwe…
Two More Bison Injuries at Yellowstone
As Yellowstone National Park enters the busiest month of the year, visitors are reminded that they are responsible for their safety, which includes viewing wildlife from safe distances of at least 25 yards. In recent separate incidents, two people were injured after getting too close to bison...

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