A 4-year-old grizzly was euthanized after using “bold behavior” to get food, Grand Teton National Park rangers said.
The grizzly broke into bear-resistant dumpsters within the national park to get food, park officials said. The bear was killed Saturday. “This action was taken after the bear received numerous food rewards from unsecured sources, causing it to exhibit increasingly bold behavior,” park rangers said Tuesday in a news release.
“This behavior caused the bear to pose a threat to human safety and therefore it was removed from the population.” The bear ate chicken feed on land outside of the park. It also ate from the garbage. The grizzly had also caused damage to the private property twice within days in September, park rangers said. It also caused damage and ate food at a private property in early October.
The bear had received a “food reward” at least 10 times in the past year from private property or the bear-resistant trash cans within the park. “Food rewards can include human food, trash, livestock feed, compost, pet food, beehives, etc.,” park rangers said. “Over time, food-conditioned bears may become bold or aggressive in their attempts to obtain human food, as was the case with this bear.”
Visitors and residents in the area can both do their part to ensure Grand Teton bears stay safe, park rangers said. Bears are attracted to odors and will look for food when they smell something. Bears’ noses are “100 times more sensitive” than humans, and they can smell food up to five miles away, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said on its website.
They can also seek out the trash that smells like food or scented products, such as air fresheners, wipes or perfume. The Idaho Way newsletter A weekly roundup of opinions, commentary, and your views from around the region.
Conflicts between bears and people can often be traced back to bears trying to find easy food, wildlife officials said. “Help your neighbors create a bear-wise community to protect wildlife,” Grand Teton rangers said. “It may be cliché; however, more often than not, ‘a fed bear is a dead bear.’” R
The Yucatan Times Newsroom
more recommended stories
The time has come, U.S. restarts controversial Trump-era border program
The Biden administration will restart a.
The US and Germany joined countries around the globe planning stricter COVID-19 restrictions
WASHINGTON/BERLIN, Dec 2 (Reuters) – The.
New flight Miami-Chetumal connects Florida with Southern Quintana Roo
Chetumal International Airport resumed its international.
Art and crafts exhibition ‘TlaquepArte’ in Mérida, from December 3 to 6
Mérida, Yucatán, (December 02, 2021).- With.
Quintana Roo will have a good winter season with tourists from the US and Latin America
The state allocated a millionaire investment.
Yucatán is a new member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
Madrid, Spain, (December 02, 2021).- The.
Governor Mauricio Vila meets with Mexican secretaries of Economy, Navy, and Government
Mexico City, (December 02, 2021).- Governor.
With guayaberas, Tekit sets out to conquer the world
Mérida, Yucatán.- Little by little, Tekit,.
Historically, Yucatan adds more than 10,000 cases of HIV / AIDS
Yucatán is among the first states.
Lighting of the Christmas tree on Paseo de Montejo
Merida, Yucatan, (December 02, 2021).- As is.