Yellowstone National Park’s US Park Rangers are investigating a woman approaching wildlife at Roaring Mountain.
An unnamed woman approached a female grizzly bear and her two cubs at the north end of the Roaring Mountain parking lot at approximately 4:45 p.m. on May 10, 2021. The female grizzly charged the woman, who turned away from the animals and went away.
The woman, who has not been recognised, is described.
Darcie Addington, a park visitor who videotaped the incident from her car on May 10, told USA Today that the woman was advised not to approach the animal.
She told the newspaper, “It was terrible.”
The woman, described as White in her mid-30s with brown hair and dressed all in black, is being sought by park officials. Visitors should never feed bears, according to the government, which also points out that Yellowstone is bear habitat.
Every year, there is an average of one bear assault in the park. According to the park, three humans were murdered by bears in Yellowstone between 2011 and 2015.