Grizzly bear euthanized in Swan Valley due to food conditioning

SWAN VALLEY - An adult female grizzly bear was euthanized Sept. 10 after the bear and three cubs became food conditioned and broke into structures to obtain grain.

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks captured the bears in the Seeley-Swan Valley. In accordance with Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee guidelines, the adult female was euthanized due to food conditioning, which occurs when wildlife lose natural foraging habits.

Two of the cubs are being sent to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone. FWP was unable to capture the third cub and it stopped showing up at the trap site. T...


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