Teton Grizzly Makes Her First Appearance
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A female grizzly bear that is frequently seen in the open with cubs in Grand Teton National Park has emerged from her winter hibernation — with one cub in tow.
Known as bear 399, the 20-year-old grizzly made her appearance this past week to the delight of photographers and wildlife watchers in the northern part of the park near Pacific Creek.
When word of 399's emergence spread, a crowd quickly showed up.
The single light-faced cub accompanying 399 comes after three straight litters of triplets. It was more than a decade ago that the 399 gave birth to a similarly small litter.
Bear management specialist Kate Wilmot says old age could be a factor in 399 having only one cub.