- Associated Press - Sunday, June 22, 2014

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Two female grizzly bears have been transplanted from the Whitefish Range to the Cabinet Mountains in northwest Montana.

The move is part of an ongoing effort to augment the imperiled Cabinet-Yaak grizzly bear population by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The 2-year-old siblings were captured in the Deadhorse Creek drainage on the Flathead National Forest and moved Friday to the Spar Lake area in the West Cabinets.

The Daily Inter Lake reports (http://bit.ly/1nrSgzk ) that the bears have no history of conflict with people and have never been captured before.

Friday’s release marks the 12th and 13th grizzly bears to be released into the Cabinets since 2005.

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Information from: Daily Inter Lake, http://www.dailyinterlake.com

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