Yellowstone reports first grizzly bear sighting of the year

2021 The 1st grizzly bear sighting of the year

Yellowstone National Park announced Tuesday that it had recorded its first grizzly bear sighting of the year. (Jim Peaco/NPS)

Lets Compare Last years grizzly bear sighting of the year 2019/2020

A grizzly bear is shown near Tower Junction in Yellowstone National Park on April 19, 2019.Last years

The first grizzly bear sighting in Yellowstone National Park this year occurred over the weekend, federal officials announced on Tuesday.

A pilot spotted the grizzly bear from the air on Saturday, Yellowstone officials wrote. The bear was interacting with wolves at a carcass around the northern end of the park. The pilot was assisting with wildlife studies at the time.

The grizzly sighting is the first of the year, though tracks have been spotted several times over the past two weeks, according to officials. Biologists saw a grizzly bear for the first time in 2020 on March 7 near Grand Prismatic Spring.

Park officials are urged visitors to carry and know how to use bear spray, hike or ski in groups of at least three and make noise on trails. Yellowstone visitors should also stay on maintained trails and avoid exploring the park at dusk, dawn or night.

All food, garbage, barbecue grills and other attractants should be stored in hard-sided vehicles or bear-proof storage boxes, officials wrote.

Park visitors who encounter bears should stay at least 100 yards from the animals and report sightings as soon as possible to a park ranger. People should not run away from bears… More about this article in link below…

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