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Could Court Ruling Boost Lynx Population in Yellowstone?

When U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy ruled that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service illegally limited the size of protected territory for the endangered lynx, he may have opened the door for the elusive lynx to make a reappearance in Yellowstone National Park.

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Dude-Rancher Writings Donated to Yellowstone

OTO Dude Ranch

OTO Dude Ranch

The memoirs of Dick Randall, the turn-of-the-century Yellowstone-area dude rancher whose guests included President Theodore Roosevelt and the King of Prussia, have been donated to the Yellowstone National Park archives in Gardiner by friends of the family.

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The Week That Was: July 31

Artist Paint Pots

Artist Paint Pots

It was a somber week in Yellowstone National Park and surrounding areas, with multiple deaths and losses on the record, some tragic, some part of everyday life. On the plus side, it was the week where the Beach Fire was totally contained and Vice-President Joe Biden gave some inspirational remarks to Park workers. Here's the list of the most popular new stories on Yellowstone Insider the past week, as ranked by page views.

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Confirmed: Cubs Involved in Soda Butte Tragedy Headed to ZooMontana

Euthanized Griz

Griz.

The three bear cubs whose mother tore through Soda Butte Campground just outside Yellowstone National Park earlier this week, killing one and injuring two, will be sent to ZooMontana as soon as possible, destined to live the rest of their lives in captivity. Think of it as life without parole.

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Mother Griz Put Down After DNA Confirmation; Three Cubs May Go to ZooMontana

Euthanized Griz

Griz.

A captured mother grizzly was put down this afternoon after DNA tests determined she was responsible for a deadly rampage through the Soda Butte Campground in Cooke City that left one dead and two injured; the fate of her three cubs still needs to be finalized.

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Third Griz Cub Trapped; Authorities Waiting on DNA Analysis

Yellowstone Grizzly

Grizzly Bear.

The third bear cub associated with an attack at the Soda Butte Campground Wednesday morning has been trapped, as authorities await the results of DNA analysis to see if a captured female grizzly was the culprit in an attack that left one dead and two injured.

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In Memoriam: Jim Cole

Jim Cole

Jim ColeJim Cole, an advocate for grizzly bears despite being the victim of two bear maulings in recent years, has passed away due to natural causes. He was 60 and had just published a new book on his experiences with grizzlies in Yellowstone National Park.

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Griz Victim Remembered as Avid Outdoorsman

Yellowstone Grizzly

Kevin Kammer came west to fulfill a lifelong dream: fly fishing in Yellowstone National Park. That dream was rudely shattered when he was the victim of a grizzly-bear attack at the Soda Butte Campground just outside Cooke City, an attack that also left two injured.

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Report from the Field: Yellowstone Beach Fire Now Totally Contained

The Yellowstone National Park Beach Fire, which had grown to 520 acres and threatened to take out a large swath of the center of the Park, is now totally contained, with only some small smoldering patches left to burn out on their own. Active firefighting has ended; all that's left is the monitoring.

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Trap Snares Culprit in Soda Butte Killing: A Mother Griz

Yellowstone Grizzly

A mother grizzly bear and one of her two cubs were trapped inside the five culvert traps set at the Soda Butte Campground near Cooke City last night, as officials put together the pieces of why a bear went on a rampage at the remote Soda Butte Campground in Montana, killing a Michigan man and injuring two others.

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