BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials say they have killed a grizzly bear after it killed a cow on private land in southwestern Montana outside Yellowstone National Park.

The adult male bear had killed a cow in Park County last week and was euthanized following consultations with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Grizzly bears are a protected species in the U.S outside Alaska.

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks said it was the second removal of a bear this year in the area of the state around Yellowstone.

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