Grizzlies Test Products To Keep Out The Average Bear

The number of grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park has tripled since they were placed on the endangered species list in the mid-1970s. Last summer marked an all-time high for human/bear conflicts there. And now in a strange twist, some of the bears involved in those conflicts are helping try out new camping products that are meant to keep the bears out. Wyoming Public Radio’s Tristan Ahtone explains.

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Tristan Ahtone

Tristan Ahtone is a member of the Kiowa Tribe and serves as associate editor for tribal affairs at High Country News. He has reported for PBS NewsHour, National Native News, Wyoming Public Radio, NPR, Al Jazeera America, Indian Country Today, and National Geographic, and more. Tristan’s stories have won multiple honors, including investigative awards from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Gannett Foundation. He additionally was awarded a Nieman Fellowship to study at Harvard University in 2017. He is president of the Native American Journalists Association.

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