A mountain biker was attacked and killed by a Grizzly Bear just outside Glacier National Park in Montana yesterday.
He was killed about 1-mile from the West Glacier campground.
Armed police officers are searching for the bear.
The mountain biker was a 38-year-old officer with the US Forest Service.
Officials report that the Grizzly attacked 2 mountain bikers after they startled it while riding a forest trail.
The bear attacked one rider, knocking him off his bike. The other biker escaped and sought help.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced plans to take Grizzly Bears off the threatened species list.
There have been only 10 human deaths due to Grizzly Bears in Glacier National Park since the park was created in 1910.
Grizzly Bear Facts:
- 20,000 grizzlies in Canada
- 30,000 grizzlies in Alaska
- 10,000 grizzlies used to live in California – there are now 0
- Listed as a threatened species in 1975