This grizzly skull is located in the museum at the West Yellowstone Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. I found the skull a stark reminder of the fate of grizzlies at the beginning of the 20th century. It was through the dedicated efforts of conservationists, naturalists, and biologists that these great omnivores were protected and saved from certain removal, similar to what happened to the Yellowstone wolves.
It was through intensive protection efforts that grizzly populations have returned to levels that have earned them the distinction of threatened instead of endangered. It is hopeful that with continuing conservation and habitat preservation, their numbers will continue to rise with the goal of establishing stable breeding populations.
This open edition drawing is available in a 16"x20" and 11"x14" frame size. Both print sizes are reproduced on 100% cotton rag fine art paper with archival, pigment-based inks.