grizzly bears

Group wants grizzly bears restored to more US states

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Wildlife advocates are seeking a court order that would force U.S. officials to consider if grizzly bears should be restored to more Western states following the animals' resurgence in the Northern Rockies.

Montana teen escapes after bear pins him to tree

It was about 2 p.m. and the teen was walking down a hill near a remote creek in Montana in search of shed antlers when he heard a thump. He turned to find a bear charging at him.

Scientists see continued expansion of grizzly bear habitat

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.Frank van Manen of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team says there's been an 11 percent increase in grizzly bear range in the last couple of years.

First confirmed grizzly bear sighting in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park has confirmed its first sighting of a grizzly bear to have emerged from winter hibernation.The National Park Service says the bear was spotted early Wednesday by a park employee in an area between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower-Roosevelt in the northern part of the park.Later in the morning, park staff saw two more grizzly bears scavenging carcasses in the northern part of the park.