Teddy Bear News
NWF completes 3rd year of adding bear-resistant dumpsters to Montana
Author: teddygirl | Wednesday January 11, 2006
National Wildlife Federation just finished its 3rd year of adding bear-resistant dumpsters to the Selway-Bitterrot area of western Montana. The project’s goal is to get bears to stop eating out of trash cans and get them to eat natural food and display natural behaviors. Bears close to humans can become habituated to living near them and not act they way they would in the wild.
Grizzly bears were eliminated from the Selway-Bitterroot area 70 years ago, but the area is now designated a recovery area because of huge areas of acceptable habitat.
*Above picture is from Corbis on the National Wildlife Federation's website.