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Colorado's Last Grizzly Bear

Join John Demboski, curator of mammals, as he talks about the fascinating story of Colorado’s last grizzly bear. Grizzly bears were once found across much of western North America, but by the early-20th century were extirpated from most areas south of Canada. So, imagine the surprise when a grizzly was killed after attacking a hunting guide in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado in 1979. That grizzly ended up in the museum’s collections and to this day is a source of interest and intrigue. 

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