Roads in Yellowstone Begin Opening Friday

April 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Joy of MotherhoodJoy of MotherhoodSubject- Grizzly Sow and Cubs

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Roads in Yellowstone begin opening for the summer season on Friday. As such, it's important to remember to give bears some space and allow them to move about freely. I spent some time today going through some of my older images and thought I'd share a few here over the next few days. In 2010, the "Dunraven Sow" put on quite a show for many park visitors. Many sows use the areas near the roads because the big male grizzlies usually stay away from the roads. The sows can keep their cubs safe from males, but of course the close proximity to humans can allow the bears to become habituated to people. I know some don't like the term "habituated" but lets call it what it is.  Unfortunately these bears can develop habits that will lead to their removal from the ecosystem.


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