A lady was discovered lifeless on a path close to the west of Yellowstone National Park after apparently coming involved with a grizzly bear amid considerations over the rising inhabitants of the animal within the space.
The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks mentioned the girl’s physique was discovered on the path on Saturday within the Montana city that’s nestled within the Custer Gallatin nationwide forest.
The reason for her dying was not instantly confirmed and an investigation into her dying is ongoing.
The division mentioned the girl was discovered deceased “following an apparent bear encounter”, based mostly on the invention of grizzly bear tracks on the scene by investigators.
The space the place the girl was discovered was instantly ordered closed by the rangers.
The space stays in style amongst hikers.
The assault comes as considerations are being raised concerning the rising grizzly bear inhabitants and rising sightings of the animal within the space.
Last week, the division issued a information launch to warn the guests that employees had confirmed sightings of grizzly bears all through the state, “particularly in areas between the Northern Continental Divide and the Great Yellowstone ecosystems”.
They ordered hikers and vacationers coming for tenting or visits to the park to hold bear spray, are likely to their rubbish and retailer their meals whereas outdoors to maintain the animal away.
In July 2021, a grizzly attacked an individual at a western Montana campground who died following deadly accidents.
In April identical yr, a information was killed by a grizzly bear whereas he was fishing close to Yellowstone nationwide park border.
A grizzly bear was discovered lifeless close to the world of the Yellowstone park that lies in Wyoming this yr.
An investigation was launched by authorities from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) and Wyoming Game and Fish Department after the bear was present in May this yr.
Grizzlies are beneath federal jurisdiction in Wyoming and the USFWS mentioned on the time that it couldn’t touch upon the state of the investigation amid considerations that the 500-pound bear was intentionally shot and killed.