Grizzly 399

Grizzly 399 lumbers through sagebrush in May 2022 in Grand Teton National Park. After sighting the first grizzly of the season in the park, officials said they have “no reason to believe” 399 won’t emerge from her den this year.

As bears begin to show up in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Grand Teton National Park is expecting Grizzly 399, the famous, 27-year-old ursine matriarch, to once again emerge from her den this spring.

“We have no reason to believe that she won’t,” said Justin Schwabedissen, Grand Teton’s bear management specialist.

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or

Environmental Reporter

Billy Arnold has been covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the people who manage it since January 2022. He previously spent two years covering Teton County government, and a year editing Scene. Tips welcomed.

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