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Biologists suspect vehicle hit well-known Wyoming grizzly

June 24, 2019

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife biologists suspect a vehicle struck a well-known grizzly bear in Wyoming.

Grizzly No. 863 got its name from biologists who have fitted her with a tracking collar and are following her movements. This year, she and a cub have been spotted often near Togwotee Pass east of Grand Teton National Park.

Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials recently heard that a vehicle had struck the adult grizzly. They tracked her to a spot three miles (5 kilometers) away.

Wildlife managers say the bear’s tracking collar was not giving off a mortality signal, leading them to think she’s still alive.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports a cub thought to be hers has been spotted near the road. Wildlife managers say they’re following the movements of both bears.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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