Yellowstone National Park rangers are asking for help identifying a woman who was seen approaching grizzly bears in the Roaring Mountain area.
The woman approached a female grizzly bear and her two cubs at around 4:45 p.m. on May 10 at the north end of the Roaring Mountain parking lot, rangers said in a social media post.
The mother bear charged the woman, and she walked away from the bears, rangers said. The woman appears to be in her mid-30s, with brown hair and wearing black clothing.
Wild animals in Yellowstone National Park are exactly that - wild. When an animal is near a trail, boardwalk, parking lot, or in a developed area, visitors must give it space. Yellowstone National Park guidelines state that visitors must stay 25 yards away from all large animals – bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose, and coyotes - and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves.