- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A newly released report shows that the number of grizzly bear relocations in Wyoming in 2015 more than doubled from the previous year.

The Cody Enterprise reports (https://bit.ly/1W9lxkR ) that the annual report from the state Game and Fish Department says there were 51 relocation cases last year, up from 22 in 2014 and 26 in 2013.

The report also shows that in 2015, nearly half the grizzly bears captured in the state were relocated from Park County. There were 16 bears moved from Sublette County, seven from Fremont County and two from Teton County.

Game and Fish official Brian DeBolt says grizzly activity near Yellowstone National Park has been on the rise. Studies have indicated that there may be as many as 1,200 grizzlies in the region.

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Information from: The Cody Enterprise, https://www.codyenterprise.com

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