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VIDEO: Grizzly bear family stops by CSKT Bison Range in Montana

Grizzly bears at National Bison Range in Montana (Alex Moran)
Posted at 9:35 AM, Dec 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-09 12:52:18-05

The CSKT Bison Range had a surprise visit from a grizzly bear family earlier this week.

Bison Range staff member Alex Moran shot a video of a sow grizzly and her cubs making their way up Headquarters Ridge just behind the Visitors Center on Tuesday.

Grizzly bears stop by CSKT Bison Range in Montana

You may be wondering - shouldn't these bears be in hibernation? Well, that's not always the case.

We talked to Jamie Jonkel with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the bear specialist for the Missoula area.

He said there are still a few grizzlies out and about and some won't den until the last week of December. That's the same for a handful of black bears as well.