Thursday, September 15th, 2011

“Coram” Moves to West Yellowstone

Abbie Tumbleson/WYNews

According to the West Yellowstone News, a resident of Coram (funky community in NW Montana just outside West Glacier) has moved south to West Yellowstone’s Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. This restless 3-year old grizzly bear was captured in the western region of Glacier National Park. Wildlife managers say Coram is no longer wary of humans and has become far too fond of the food he finds within the community he was named after.  He had simply been getting too close to humans in his hunt for grub.

Abbie Tumbleson/WYNews

Last year he, his mom, and a sibling were captured in a subdivision in nearby Martin City. They were moved to the Great Bear Wilderness just south of Glacier National Park. Once again this summer he found himself moving back out of the Wilderness and into  the residential areas for dinner.

Abbie Tumbleson/WYNews

“A week ago we started getting calls about a radio collared grizzly that got bread out of a pickup truck,” Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks specialist, Tim Manley told the West Yellowstone News.

Coram was greeted at the center by Spirit, a grizzly captured in 2002 in Whitefish. If you get down to the center swing by and give our bear a friendly wave.

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