Grizzly bear relocated to Glacier National Park

Posted at 7:12 AM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 09:12:37-04

MISSOULA – Wildlife officials captured a young male grizzly bear on April 25 in the Ovando-Helmville Valley and later relocated it to Glacier National Park. 

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports the bear was captured in a trap that was set in response to a livestock depredation on cattle that occurred earlier in the week. 

The four-year old male grizzly was not involved the depredation, but because of its proximity to cattle during the calving season, in an area with a recent grizzly-caused livestock injury, the bear was relocated.

Deep snow conditions in the surrounding area made it difficult to find a suitable nearby relocation site, according to FWP spokeswoman Vivaca Crowser. So the US Fish and Wildlife Service worked with Glacier National Park to find a low-elevation release site for the bear.

The grizzly was relocated to the park on April 26.