A mom bear close to Yellowstone National Park was shot and killed after killing one hiker and later breaking into a house to steal meals (Picture: AP)A bear was euthanized after it broke into a house to steal pet food, a month after it killed a girl on a mountaineering path close to Yellowstone National Park.
A mom bear and her cub had been caught breaking into an occupied residence on Saturday, the place they stole a can of pet food from the kitchen earlier than working away.
Rangers from the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department (FWP) shot the mom bear after the break-in the identical day, the company stated.
The euthanization was essential as a consequence of an ‘rapid public security menace from the bear’s food-conditioned habits.’
Montana FWP rangers seek for a bear utilizing plane (Picture: AP)The suspect was a 10-year-old feminine grizzly bear who had been captured as soon as earlier than for analysis functions in 2017.
Through genetic evaluation and different ‘figuring out traits,’ employees on the division confirmed the bear was additionally chargeable for the lethal assault on a feminine hiker on a path within the Gallatin National Forest in July.
Authorities additionally consider the identical bear was concerned in a 2020 assault that left one hiker injured at Henrys Lake State Park in Idaho.
The bear was not euthanized earlier as a result of the 2 assaults had been decided to be ‘defensive responses.’
Parks rangers tried to entice the mom bear after the lethal assault in July (Picture: AP)However, the FWP did try to seize the bear after the lethal July assault as a consequence of her shut proximity to houses, campgrounds, and mountaineering trails. All of those efforts had been unsuccessful, the division stated.
Meanwhile, the mom bear’s cub was taken to the FWP’s animal rehab facility in Helena.
The cub was was recognized as a 46-pound male. Authorities didn’t decide the cub’s age, however grownup male grizzly bears often weigh wherever between 400 and 600 kilos, in accordance with the University of Montana’s Grizzly Bear Recovery Program.
The FWP plans to switch the cub to a zoo within the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, the FWP can also be warning residents to be alert and put together for encounters with bears, who’re at present making ready for his or her Winter (Winter Sale is right here) hibernation.
‘Montana is bear nation,’ the division stated. ‘Grizzly bear populations proceed to change into denser and extra widespread in Montana, growing the chance that residents and recreationists will encounter them in additional locations annually.’
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