Yellowstone's Bear Biologist Explains How To Stay Safe In Grizzly Country09:51
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Kerry Gunther, Yellowstone National Park's bear biologist, has been working with the park's Grizzly population for more than three decades. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)MoreCloseclosemore
Kerry Gunther, Yellowstone National Park's bear biologist, has been working with the park's Grizzly population for more than three decades. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)

Yellowstone National Park says it averages about one Grizzly bear attack per year. But as the bear population rebounds in the West, park officials are trying to educate campers and hikers about ways they can protect themselves.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd visited Yellowstone this summer, and spoke with the park's bear biologist Kerry Gunther and Nic Patrick, a bear attack victim, about ways to stay safe in bear country.

This segment aired on December 23, 2016.

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