Bears are active in Grand Teton
Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »
Area closure in the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »
Wildlife Viewing Videos
Yellowstone Grizzly Bears: A Success Story
Click on the link above to watch this video produced by Wyoming Game and Fish highlighting grizzly bears recovery in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The once dwindling population of bears occupying Idaho, Montana and Wyoming has been steadily increasing since 1981, when recovery acts under the Endangered Species Act began. Years of collaboration and cooperation by multiple state and federal agencies - as well as public participation - contributed to the success of the species recovery.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Uinta ground squirrels, sometimes mistaken for prairie dogs, hibernate up to eight months a year? These animals leave their burrows in March or April to inhabit the sagebrush flats, but may return by the end of July.