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Do (Not) Feed the Bears: The Fitful History of Wildlife and Tourists in Yellowstone

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  4 reviews
It was a familiar sight at Yellowstone National Park: traffic backed up for miles as visitors fed bears from their cars. It may have been against the rules, but park officials were willing to turn a blind eye if it kept the public happy. But bear feeding eventually became too widespread and dangerous to everyone--including the bears--for the National Park Service (NPS) to ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published March 16th 2006 by University Press of Kansas
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Julie H.
This is the happier version (or possibly the antidote to?) of Death in the Park. This book tells the tale of evolving NPS strategies and policies regarding visitor-wildlife interaction at Yellowstone National Park. If I may editorialize, this is an easy preparative read that families could read and discuss prior to visiting any area where they are likely to interact with wild animals. With the best of intentions, picnickers regularly share food with ground squirrels and other cute, gregarious an ...more
All animals have about the same kind of relationship with their environment - they categorize all other creatures as one of predator/prey/"friend"/neither, and behave accordingly. It would seem that humans had a similar relationship at least until the early 1900s when the only thing we did to other animals is kill them, domesticate them, keep them as pets or be indifferent. The change from this state to one where we appreciate the beauty of animals i.e. without killing/domesticating/pet-ing, but ...more
Well-written, fast-paced, and witty. A history of Yellowstone I was actually interested in and finished! Go Alice!
Deirdre Hanners
My friend Alice!!
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