Jackson, Wyo. • Six recent grizzly bear deaths in the Wyoming portion of the Yellowstone ecosystem are being investigated as human-caused.
Because the incidents are being investigated, Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are revealing few details but they come at a time when grizzly-hunter encounters are most frequent. The grizzly bear is protected under federal law.
The string marks the 40th through 45th grizzly deaths in the ecosystem this year.