"We did have a record high number of mortalities," says Cecily Costello, a grizzly bear research biologist for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and she’s talking about the huge swath of land in and around Glacier National Park, known as the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem … (Bert Gildart) By . Visitors to Glacier National Park are inundated with warnings about potential encounters with wildlife in the park – specifically what to do if you run into a bear in its natural habitat. There are 25 active glaciers remaining in the park today. 2018 has been the deadliest year since scientists started keeping track for grizzlies in Northwest Montana. Glacier National Park had never recorded a fatal grizzly bear attack since its creation in 1910. July 24, 1980 - Jane Ammerman, Kim Eberly, both 19, attacked and killed by a grizzly during the night at their campsite at Divide Creek in the St. Mary valley, Glacier National Park. Staying alert is the best way to avoid problem grizzly bear encounters. Karin Brulliard Both of the times I've had problems with bears is … On Aug. 13, 1967, different bears fatally mauled two young women camped miles apart. Since the latest interglacial period began 10,000 years ago, there have been regular climate shifts causing periods of glacier growth or melt-back. I believe in the last 5 years I have only seen mention of one attack on hikers by a bear in Glacier. These were the first fatal grizzly bear-inflicted attacks in the park. The last time a bear killed someone in Glacier … A grizzly bear in Glacier National Park primarily eats berries, so smelling like a berry is not recommended! Finally, stay alert! Granite Park Chalet in Glacier National Park, as seen in the 1980s. In an article in BioScience, one bi- ologist wrote that grizzly bears in Glacier and Yellow- stone national parks were too dangerous and they should be extirpated (Moment 1968, 1969). The true story of two fatal grizzly bear attacks that changed our relationship with wildlife. There are at least 35 named glaciers in Glacier National Park (U.S.).At the end of the Little Ice Age about 1850, the area containing the national park had 150 glaciers. period by different grizzly bears in Glacier National Park, Montana. An estimated 1,000 grizzlies live in and around Glacier National Park, and at least 700 in and around Yellowstone National Park. A grizzly bear (left) weighing more than 500lbs was spotted charging toward a group (right) on a trail in Montana's Glacier National Park on Monday The video was taken by … A grizzly bear has attacked and killed a 38-year-old mountain biker riding just outside Glacier National Park in Montana. I believe there are over 2 million visitors to Glacier each year. I said it before and I'll say it again. This opinion spurred A grizzly bear attacked a hunter in Montana not far from where three other people were injured in two separate attacks last week, wildlife officials said.