Grizzly Bear Male
This grizzly male, who we named Hopper, was not fond of human bear viewers. He always had a ornery look on his face. We couldn’t blame him for being distrustful of humans, chances are he had bad experiences with humans in the past. Males have a wider home range, and tend to roam outside park boundaries where hunting is allowed. Who knows what type of human violence this bear witnessed in his lifetime. It is also a good reminder that although most bears in Katmai National Park are habituated to humans, they are all individuals. This individual grizzly did not like people. This is also a good reminder of why we always use every safety precaution around bears and always carry marine flares to scare off bears if needed.