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Yellowstone NP rangers seeking woman who approached bears in park

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Posted at 4:25 PM, May 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-25 18:31:52-04

Yellowstone National Park rangers are seeking information on a woman they say was seen approaching grizzly bears in the Roaring Mountain area.

The unidentified woman approached a female grizzly bear and her two cubs around 4:45 p.m. on May 10 at the north end of the Roaring Mountain parking lot, rangers said in a Facebook post.

The mother bear charged the woman, and she walked away from the bears, rangers said.

The woman is described as white, mid 30’s, brown hair, heavyset, and wearing black clothing.

Anyone with information that can help is asked to contact the NPS Investigative Services Branch by calling or texting 888-653-0009, going online at, or sending an email to

Wild animals in Yellowstone National Park are exactly that - wild. When an animal is near a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, visitors must give it space.

Yellowstone National Park guidelines state that visitors must stay 25 yards away from all large animals – bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes - and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.