First Grizzly of 2016 Has Been Sighted
By rowdyrob

Posted: February 25, 2016

The first sighting of a Grizzly Bear out if his den in 2016 has happened.  A Yellowstone National Park employee photographed a male grizzly around the Nez Perce Creek drainage Tuesday.  This comes about 2 weeks later then last year.  The average time for male bears to begin waking up from hibernation is around the first week in March.  The male bears are the first to leave the den, followed by the females, then females with cubs.  The sighting occurred during a wolf survey flight and the photo attached to the article was taken Quinn Harrison of the National Park Service.

Read the full Bozeman Chronicle Article here


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