Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Bear attack in Alaska’s Denali National Park

The National Park Service says a grizzly bear will be located and killed after an attack in Alaska’s Denali National Park. Fangyuan Zhou, 28, was bitten and scratched by the bear Friday night while hiking the Savage Alpine Trail, according to a National Park Service news release. Zhou was with friends when she encountered the bear, described as a small grizzly aged between 2 and 5 years old. The group had seen the bear earlier and were trying to avoid it, but the animal eventually charged them. Before it attacked, Park Rangers say the group “played dead.” After the attack, the bear walked away. It returned a few minutes later, then ran off when the group threw rocks at it. Others on the four mile long trail had spotted the same bear earlier Friday and scared it off by grouping together, shouting and waving their arms. Park Rangers say that’s exactly what to do during a bear encounter...more

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