Grizzly Bear or Brown Bear
Health Issues Which May Affect This Animal
What Causes This Disease?Trichinosis is a disease caused by a nematode parasite, Trichinella spiralis.
Where Is The Disease Found?Trichinosis occurs throughout North American and can be found in grizzly bears, polar bears, black bears, feral swine, mountain lions, wolverines, wolves, coyotes, and foxes. Trichinosis has been documented in black bears and mountain lions in Idaho. Trichinosis has been documented in humans associated with consuming home-made jerky made from a cougar and a black bear in Idaho.
Signs of DiseaseAnimals infected with trichinosis generally appear healthy. Trichinosis is hard to detect when butchering because there are few lesions and the cysts are very small. The cysts are most common in the muscles of the jaw, tongue, and diaphragm. Animals that are infected with adult worms may have swollen intestines with small bruises on the intestinal wall. Affected muscles and associated lymph nodes may be soft and swollen.
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ISLAND PARK – As part of ongoing efforts to monitor the distribution of grizzly bears in the Yellowstone Ecosystem, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game will begin pre-baiting and scientific trapping operations in Island Park and Centennial Mountain areas.
Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore’s statement on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement delisting Yellowstone grizzly bears
The delisting of Yellowstone grizzly bears is a conservation success, and we are proud of the role that the states and local communities have played in grizzly bear conservation.
Radio collar shows biologists where grizzly bear mother with triplets spends her winter.
The Idaho Department of Fish & Game is working with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service to locate the individual or individuals responsible for the death of a grizzly bear on or about October 21, 2016, near the Coyote Meadows Road on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Fremont County, Idaho.
Idaho Fish and Game will host a public meeting to take comment on proposed grizzly bear rules at 7 p.m., Oct. 12 at the Washington Group main auditorium at 720 E. Park Blvd in Boise.
People who cannot attend the meeting can submit written comments to: P.O. Box 25, Boise, ID, 83707 on or before October 26, 2016.
Currently, there is no hunting season for grizzly bears in Idaho, and neither the Fish and Game Commission nor the department is proposing a grizzly bear hunt.
July 25, 2015
Livestock Killing Grizzly Bear Euthanized
ISLAND PARK – On Saturday, July 23, 2016,
With summer temperatures continuing to increase and natural food sources for bears becoming harder to find, potential for human interactions with bears are on the rise.
With thousands of campers, anglers, and hikers venturing outdoors, Idaho Fish and Game encourages people to be mindful of their food and garbage. The same cautions apply to homeowners in bear country.