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A grizzly sow and yearling walk near Daisy geyser in Yellowstone National Park. (yellowstonenps/Flickr)
A grizzly sow and yearling walk near Daisy geyser in Yellowstone National Park. (yellowstonenps/Flickr)
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An experienced hiker has been found dead in Yellowstone National Park. Preliminary investigations suggest that a female grizzly bear and her cub may be to blame. A grizzly is currently in captivity awaiting DNA tests to find out whether or not she is responsible for attacking the hiker and will be euthanized.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Lynn Rogers, principal biologist at the North American Bear Center and Wildlife Research Institute in Ely, Minnesota, about why this grizzly could be put to death if she did the attack.

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  • Lynn Rogers, principal biologist at the North American Bear Center and Wildlife Research Institute.

This segment aired on August 11, 2015.

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