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In this Sept. 12, 2019 photo, provided by Patsy Fulhorst-Kirtland, students at Yosemite Valley School work on their school newspaper in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Yosemite National Park has been closed to the public for nearly three months and a few dozen lucky kids have had it mostly to themselves. They are student journalists who put out the Yosemite Valley School newspaper, the product of one of America’s most historic and unique public schools.   (Patsy Fulhorst-Kirtland via AP)

Dispatches from Yosemite: Alone with the bears and beauty

May. 31, 2020 1:16 PM EDT

The glacier-carved valleys of Yosemite National Park have been closed to the public for nearly three months and a few dozen lucky kids have had it mostly to themselves. Locked down amid cascading waterfalls and giant sequoias, the kids and their families have passed afternoons hiking empty trails, rafting in the...

In this May 2020, photo, a grizzly bear 863, known to wildlife watchers as

Volunteer to help with crowds at Wyoming grizzly sightings

May. 30, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Near mile marker 11 on Togwotee Pass, Tiffany Huynh wanted to know what all the commotion was about. Two grizzly bears, someone informed her, were snoozing. A look came over her. Fists started pumping in the air. “Yessssss,” an exhilarated Huynh hissed....

Man mauled by grizzly bear in critical, stable condition

May. 29, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear has mauled a mountain biker on a trail near the Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in southern Montana, causing severe injuries to his face and neck. Peter Scherfig was biking alone on his 61st birthday Monday when he was attacked, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. He was...

A juvenile black bear roams through Fort Myers, Fla., Tuesday morning, May 26, 2020. The bear was eventually trapped by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers and will be relocated. (Andrew West/The News-Press via AP)

Glazed or jelly? Doughnuts lure city-roaming bear into trap

May. 27, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Glazed or jelly? A black bear roaming around a Florida city proved no match for the doughnuts that lured the animal into a humane trap. The Fort Myers News-Press reports that the juvenile 250-pound (113- kilogram) bear spent a good chunk of Tuesday morning meandering around the...

FILE - This April 10, 2020, file photo provided by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shows a trio of grizzly cubs, orphaned after their mother was euthanized after biting a hiker south of Glacier National Park, in a kennel at Montana Wild in Helena, Mont. State and federal wildlife officials say the bears will soon be placed at Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, Ariz. At the time they were captured, the cubs were about 2.5 months old and weighed between 11 and 14 pounds (5 and 6 kilograms) said Mike Madel, a grizzly bear management specialist with the department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. (Mike Madel/Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks via AP, File)

Trio of Montana orphaned grizzly cubs heading to Arizona zoo

May. 27, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A trio of grizzly bear cubs whose mother was killed after attacking a hiker in Montana have a new home at a zoo in Arizona, state and federal wildlife officials said. The bears will be placed at Bearizona Wildlife Park in Williams, Arizona. The facility is accredited by the...

Authorities: Bear attacks mountain biker in southern Montana

May. 26, 2020 12:44 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — A mountain biker was attacked by a grizzly bear Monday near the southern Montana community of Big Sky, according to authorities. Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks spokesperson Morgan Jacobsen told the Billings Gazette that the man was able to walk away and find help. He was...

Bear in Erie backyard tree removed, to be released elsewhere

May. 24, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — State game commission wardens in northwestern Pennsylvania tranquilized and removed a 127-pound bear from a neighborhood in the city of Erie over the weekend. Erie police and game wardens were called to the east Erie neighborhood at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday after the animal was spotted in...

In this Monday, May 18, 2020 photo, visitors watch as Old Faithful erupts on the day the park partially reopened after a two-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, at Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Officials at Yellowstone and other national parks plan to let tourists mostly police themselves and not intervene much to enforce social distancing. (Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

National parks hope visitors comply with virus measures

May. 24, 2020 12:17 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man pets a wild bison on the head. Rescuers pull a treasure seeker from a snowy canyon. A woman taking photos stumbles into scalding water. Visitors to Yellowstone National Park often leave common sense and situational awareness at home, as those examples in the past year show. Now,...

In this Monday, May 18, 2020 photo, wildlife watchers post up near Pilgrim Creek hoping for a chance to see the famed grizzly bear 399 and her four cubs at Grand Teton National Park, Wyo.(Ryan Dorgan/Jackson Hole News and Guide via AP)

Emergence of famous Grand Teton grizzly with cubs draws fans

May. 23, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Steve Franklin’s lifetime bucket list included both being in Grand Teton National Park on opening day and witnessing the Yellowstone region’s most famous bear, grizzly 399, the day she emerged from her den. The Glendale, Arizona, resident and wildlife photographer checked...

Federal agencies move to increase Alaska hunting, trapping

May. 22, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two federal agencies took steps to increase hunting and trapping on several national preserves in Alaska and in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in separate statements this week that the actions are designed to...