America is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders, from pristine lakes and mighty rivers to natural sandstone arches and snow-capped mountains.
As the end of year nears it is time to take a moment to look back to see what made the top of the best of lists for 2012. Other than the presidential election there have been many other battles this year to score a number one spot in the United States. Companies, writers, public relation experts and cities have all been vying for the golden top spot.
Yellowstone National Park officials say they have killed a grizzly bear that fatally mauled a hiker after DNA evidence linked the bear to the scene of a second hiker’s death.
Rangers are investigating whether a Michigan man was the victim of a grizzly attack in Yellowstone National Park or if the bear had come upon the hiker’s body after he died.
Three grizzly cubs that were removed from the wild after their mother mauled three campers appear to be warming up to their new home in a Montana zoo.
A mother grizzly and two of her three cubs have been captured after killing a Michigan man and injuring two other people during a late-night rampage through a campground near Yellowstone National Park.
Montana wildlife officials say one person was killed and two others were injured in a bear attack at a campground north of Yellowstone National Park.