Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Adventure Journal: Wildlife Watching

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
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Spring in Grand Teton is a time when many species wake up from a winter of hibernation, complete their migration back for the summer, and give birth to offspring. For us, it's also a great time to spot wildlife such as bears, moose, and birds. Wildlife viewing is a favorite spring activity and it's important to keep a few things in mind when setting out to view wildlife in the park. This video, brought to you by Grand Teton National Park, explains how you can experience wildlife and keep both you and these iconic animals out of harms way.

Best practices for safe wildlife watching:

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE! 100 yards for bears and wolves, 25 yards from all others.

NEVER put yourself between an adult animal and its offspring.

DO NOT feed, approach, or chase wildlife.

DID YOU KNOW? Animals become stressed when humans approach them? Most perceive us as a threat or even a predator.

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Grizzly bear 610 and her two cubs in April 2015. Photo by Lisa Wan