Tourist Frustrated Yellowstone Bears Aren't Trained to Hang Out with Visitors
A recent visitor to the national park submitted a comment card remarking on the lack of bears
Saturday morning cartoons made it seem like all you needed was a national park and a picnic basket to get a visit from Yogi and Boo Boo.
Well, it turns out the real world doesn’t operate like Jellystone Park, which came as surprise to at least one recent Yellowstone National Park visitor.
According to Mashable, an employee at Yellowstone National Park Lodges recieved a comment card complaining about the disappointing lack of bear sightings.
“Our visit was wonderful but we never saw any bears,” the card reads. “Please train your bears to be where guests can see them. This was an expensive trip to not get to see bears.”
Is it possible that these folks got the park confused with a Russian circus? Perhaps.
While Yellowstone’s bears aren’t trained to come and go, officials have been working to control the bear population. The park has been trying to reduce the animal’s access to human food and trash since 1970. These efforts mean less sightings — and a safer environment for humans and bears alike.
Good news! Unless you are hoping to take a really wild selfie. (Hint: not a good idea.)