Grizzly In Mauling Was Light, Not Starving

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Parks employees load up trailers carrying four trapped grizzly bears (AP Photo/Matt Brown)

Wildlife officials say a grizzly bear that preyed on campers outside Yellowstone National Park weighed less than average, but was in an area with ample food supplies and did not appear to be starving.

Montana officials said Monday that a necropsy has been completed on the female grizzly. The results still were being analyzed.

Forty-eight-year-old Kevin Kammer of Grand Rapids, Mich., was killed and two people injured during separate attacks by the bear Wednesday at the Soda Butte Campground.

Female grizzlies on average weigh 300 to 400 pounds, versus 221 pounds for the attacking bear. Her three cubs also were underweight.
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