3 grizzly bears struck and killed near Ronan

Posted at 9:39 PM, Jul 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-29 23:39:31-04

RONAN – Three grizzly bears — a female and two cubs — were struck and killed by a vehicle on Friday night just south of Ronan on US Highway 93 North.

A third female cub, not killed, is now on her own and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe Wildlife Management Program is working to capture the lone cub.

Once captured, tribal wildlife officials say the cub will be taken to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks in Helena where the will hopefully relocate her to a zoo. 

This process can take months because grizzly bears have to be approved before being transported to a zoo. Wildlife officials say if they cannot find a zoo, the cub will be euthanized.

Wildlife Management says the death of these grizzlies brings the death toll to four on US Highway 93 North so far this year.

CSKT says that are continuing to work on implementing more safe crossing locations for wildlife, such as overpasses and underpasses.

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