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National Park - The Presence of Grizzlies
of sign - north of Mount Washburn before Tower Fall on Chittendon
Road in Yellowstone National Park
taken June 2008
The Presence of Grizzlies
increase your chances of spotting grizzly bears, learn to recognize their
habitat. Here you are surrounded by prime grizzly bear
In the open meadow grasslands, grizzlies feed on wildflowers, roots and
tubers, but stay close to the shelter of lodgepole
whitebark pine groves - one reason bears are rarely seen.
visible wilderness is only the tip of grizzly bear terrain.
Solitary wide-ranging and voracious, each adult grizzly needs
square miles of prime habitat to survive. Even if you never
see a grizzly bear in the wild, the scene is somehow different
the bears' presence.
Though known as ferocious carnivores, grizzly bears are primarily
vegetarian. To fatten up for hibernation, they raid squirrel
whitebark pine nuts. Shortages of pine nuts may alter feeding
habits, causing grizzlies to range closer to developed areas and
conflict with humans.
on the sign
to the text there is a picture of a grizzly bear and a picture of some
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