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Grizzly Bears

Yellowstone and Northern Rockies

The grizzly bear is more vulnerable to industrial development and other human activity than any other wildlife species in the northern Rockies. Only some 1,500 grizzlies remain in the lower 48 states. Experts say the current population must increase to double or triple its current size to ensure the grizzly’s recovery. But logging, mining, oil and gas drilling and other destructive activities are threatening the bear’s chances of reaching that goal.