September 24, 2009
Fuzzy Rules: Regulations discouraged the feeding of bears, but even Horace Albright (pictured in 1922), Yellowstone’s superintendent before becoming director of the National Park Service, realized what a popular attraction they were. The bears were weaned from tourist handouts and nightly feedings at garbage dumps.
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