U.S. won’t restore grizzly bear protections near Yellowstone National Park

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. officials will not restore federal protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears, despite a court ruling that called into question the government’s rationale for turning grizzly management over to states that are now planning public hunts for the animals, according to an announcement Friday in in the Federal Register.

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WHEN ARE GRIZZLY BEARS AWAKE & WHEN DO THEY SLEEP

In the minds of most humans, wintertime is considered nap time for grizzly bears. With all that time spent sleeping, you’d think that a grizzly wouldn’t need to take a break at all during the rest of the year. But grizzly bears’ body clocks are set in sync with the seasons. The day’s length, weather and food availability tell a grizzly when it’s time to sleep.

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The geographic differences between these two brown bear subspecies has also led to differences in size

Though Kodiak bears and grizzly bears are part of the same species of brown bear, they are different