Bear Bathtubs: Brett French Radio Show Preview
By angelamontana

Posted: January 1, 2016

Did you know that bears in Yellowstone National Park have secluded little ponds, not much bigger than a hot tub, that they use to cool off in during the summer? That’s one of the interesting facts revealed in the latest issue of Yellowstone Science, a journal published on research taking place inside the nation’s first national park. Researchers found one of the spots a decade ago while searching for a bear collar that had fallen off. This past year, National Geographic photographers set up camera traps at one of the sites and shot pictures of a grizzly sitting upright in the pool and a group of three grizzlies entering the water. The photos could be part of the magazine’s special edition it is producing on Yellowstone to commemorate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. To read other interesting stories about bears in Yellowstone, log on to my story in The Billings Gazette at:

Written by Brett French-Outdoor Editor for the Billings Gazette