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Yellowstone wildlife officials kill black bear habituated to campground

Wildlife managers in Yellowstone National Park killed a black bear Saturday after it was seen foraging for human food and returning to a campground after being chased out. An adult male black bear weighing 142 pounds entered the Canyon Campground on Saturday afternoon and approached within six feet of a man and woman who were eating, according to a statement released by the park's public affairs office. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone bear interrupts reporter’s bear-safety interview

A cable TV news crew taping a July 2011 segment on bear safety in Yellowstone National Park got a little something extra in the bargain: a close encounter with a bear. "That was what we refer to as an incident within an incident," park spokesman Dan Hottle said, joking that he worried some might think the encounter was staged. Hottle had taken the crew from CNN to Joffe Lake — a five-minute drive from park headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs — where they were interviewing Yellowstone bear biologist Kerry Gunther. Continue Reading →

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