Grizzly Bear Mom Cubs Hit and Killed By Trains in Montana

first_imgStay on target A grizzly bear mom and her two cubs died after they were struck by trains in two incidents that happened hours apart on June 6, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks officials.The grizzly bear family was reportedly eating by train tracks near Glacier National Park in Montana before the accidents occurred, Fox News reported. On June 6, approximately two miles east of Marias Pass near Glacier National Park, the first train struck the 232-pound mother bear around 4:19 a.m., and later on that day, the mother bear’s two cubs, which weighed 65 pounds each, were also hit and killed in the same location by another train, said a Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks press release.On June 6, three grizzly bears were struck and killed by trains traveling through Glacier County approximately two miles east of Marias Pass near Glacier National Park. https://t.co/32jZGXakwS— Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Region 1 (@MontanaFWPR1) June 17, 2019Wildlife officials said the adult female grizzly was previously captured 19 years ago as part of a Glacier National Park research project.KHQLOCALNEWS: GLACIER COUNTY, MT – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks says on June 6th, three grizzly bears were struck and killed by trains traveling east of Marias Pass near Glacier National Park.  https://t.co/IYLTvksujZ— 590 KQNT (@590KQNT) June 17, 2019Authorities have investigated both incidents and didn’t find signs of attractants that might have drawn the bears to the train tracks. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks said it has worked closely with agencies and railroad companies to reduce grizzly bear mortalities along travel routes in the state.According to Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) contains more than 1,000 grizzly bears. The NCDE is a grizzly bear recovery zone that’s present in Glacier National Park and other parts of the Blackfeet and Flathead Indian Reservations. In order to maintain a healthy grizzly bear population, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks frequently monitors known deaths and notifies the public about them.More on Geek.com:Black Bear Killed After People Illegally Take Selfies, Feed Him in OregonWatch: Polar Bear Eats Live Duck in Zoo Enclosure, Shocks Visitors Watch: Giant Bears Fight Each Other in New Jersey Homeowner’s Yard Watch: Young Black Bear Breaks Into Bathroom, Falls Asleep in SinkWatch: Deputies Help Bear Family Rescue Cub Trapped in Dumpster last_img read more