Two more bears were found dead in Yellowstone National Park this week. One is a giant 575-pound grizzly, currently in Bozeman undergoing a necropsy to determine the cause of death. The other, as Yellowstone Public Affairs Officer Al Nash tells us:
Both bears were found dead near the east central section of Yellowstone. Al says that more bears may be coming to lower elevations this year because one of their favorite foods, the whitebark pine cones, are in short supply. Because of this, bears tend to do more feeding at lower elevations, increasing the chances of human-bear conflicts.