By Gitanjali Poonia | Deseret News
A woman died outside Yellowstone National Park in a bear encounter less than a week ago, and several U.S. senators say this is happening too frequently.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks confirmed finding grizzly bear tracks near the woman’s body. The bears, which are typically 6 feet tall and 800 pounds heavy, are on the endangered species list, but several Republican lawmakers want to remove them.
On Thursday, Republican lawmakers Sen. Jim Risch and Sen. Mike Crapo and Rep. Russ Fulcher of Idaho, as well as Sen. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming proposed a bill, the Grizzly Bear Review and Resource Restart Act, to remove the grizzly bear from the endangered species list.
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