US to review end of protections for Yellowstone grizzlies

  • Alan Rogers /The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, file In this Sept. 25, 2013 file photo, a grizzly bear cub forages for food a few miles from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont. Researchers say there are an estimated 718 bears in the region, a figure that’s little changed from last year as state officials prepare for possible hunts for the animals for the first time in decades.

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. officials said Wednesday they’ll review the recent lifting of protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears in light of a court ruling that retained protections for gray wolves in the Great Lakes.