Grizzly Facts

Southern California used to be home to over 10,000 grizzly bears, back in the Spanish ranchero days (1800s).By 1916, the last one was killed, by ranchers.

From the 1930s to late 60s, grizzlies at Yellowstone Nat’l Park routinely gathered for feeding (& tourist viewing) at the in-park garbage dump.

In 1970, with the dumps eliminated, Yellowstone implemented a bear management program, restoring bears to natural food subsistence.

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