Grizzly trapping, research in Grand Teton begins Wednesday



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MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Biologists are planning to begin trapping grizzly bears in remote areas in Grand Teton National Park to see how the bruins' population is faring in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the bears will be sedated after they are trapped to allow biologists to radio-collar them and collect scientific samples. The trapping, which is set to begin Wednesday and continue through June, is part of an ongoing effort required under the Endangered Species Act.

Biologist say monitoring grizzly bear distribution, as well as their food selection and other activities, is vital to the recovery of the animals in the ecosystem.

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