Thursday, December 2, 2010

Abused Grizzly Bear - Yellowstone National Park

This is not the greatest photo of this old Grizzly. I have avoided taking photos of him because he appeared to have deformed ears and it would not be a photo I could sell at art shows etc.

I recently found out from another photographer that the reason that this bears ears are deformed, is that he has scratched them for years, trying remove the numbered plastic ear plugs that Yellowstone researchers have put in his ears. He has practically scratched his ears off.

I was told that what was left of his ears were bleeding in November 2010, when the Yellowstone Park roads closed.

No one who really cares about wildlife would do this to any animal.

1 comment:

  1. That's a very sad story! Why do warden's did not do something about it...like removing the tag :(

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