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Grizzly Relocated from Teton Campground

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MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife managers have captured and relocated a young grizzly bear that had been frequenting a campground in Grand Teton National Park.

The 212-pound male bear was radio-collared and released Monday northwest of Grand Teton.

The National Park Service says the 3- to 4-year-old grizzly had been frequenting the Lizard Creek campground for several days as it actively foraged on native vegetation. Efforts by park rangers and biologists to haze the bear away from the campground were unsuccessful.

The grizzly was not a food-conditioned bear, and it did not receive any human food rewards during the time it remained in and around the campground. The decision to relocate the animal for public safety resulted from its repeated and frequent return to the campground, and its relative ease around people.

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