First Denali grizzly of year spotted

Apr 24, 2013 -- 10:30am


- FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The year's first grizzly at Denali National Park and Preserve has been spotted. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ( ) says park workers conducting golden eagle nesting surveys saw the bear Monday on Igloo Mountain near mile 34 of Denali Park Road. The sighting was four days later than last year's first sighting of a grizzly. Another grizzly in Alaska's interior was seen in the Bonanza creek area north of Fairbanks in early April. That bear was spotted by University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers who had set out live traps baited with scent for lynx and coyotes as part of a snowshoe hare study.

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