BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – A Yellowstone National Park spokesman says two more grizzly bears have been captured as part of an investigation into last month’s mauling death of a Michigan man.
Park spokesman Al Nash said Wednesday that the adult male bears were captured Sunday in the Hayden Valley area, where 59-year-old John Wallace of Chassell, Mich., was killed on Aug. 25 while hiking alone in the park’s backcountry.
Nash says hair samples were taken from the animals for DNA testing. The bears were fitted with radio collars for tracking and released.
Park officials have said they will kill the bear that mauled Wallace if they can confirm its role through DNA analysis. Another bear captured last week also was released after being radio collared.
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