Thursday, April 17, 2008


Here's a great photo and blog post on the celebrity Grizz, Bear #399 and her triplets, residents of Grand Teton National Park. Courtesy of National Parks Traveler.
No. 399 and her triplets became a highly visible attraction along park roadsides and developed areas during the 2006 and 2007 seasons with hundreds of visitors stopping to photograph and observe them at close range. Over her lifetime, No. 399 has become comfortable using habitat in close proximity to roads and other developments, and is now habituated to humans. Nonetheless, she and her cubs remain wild, naturally foraging bears that are potentially dangerous.

I have spent a lot of time Teton Park, and it's great to see the predators really showing their presence again. First wolves, then mountain lions, now the grizzlies. The wolverines are also there.