In Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, one particular female grizzly bear is somewhat of a celebrity.
The most well-known grizzly bear in the world is undoubtedly “Bear 399,” who is well-likеd by tourists.
Grizzly 399 was born in 1996, and according to Outdoor Life, the Yellowstone Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, which has attentively observed her throughout her life, is responsible for giving her name and number.
She stands 7 feet tall, weighs 400 pounds, and over the years, she has given birth to 16 cubs. The bear has never had a bad encounter with humans despite spending the most of her life close to tourist activity.
As he was photographing Bear 399 hunting down an elk calf to feed her own cubs, Rafael Sandoval was recently out and about in Grand Teton National Park.
Rafael Sandoval, a wildlife photographer for Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures, originally posted the images (give him a follow).
Having just experienced this last night, my heart is still pounding. After a lengthy pursuit, this grizzly sow #399 successfully bagged an elk calf for a feast for five. Bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem have been eating grasses, flowers, and roots, which are nutrient-dense vegetation, for the past few months.
However, as prey species likе elk, bison and deer begin dropping calves likе it’s going out of style, the bears have begun to switch over to more savory menu options. The CALFeteria is open, folks!”