Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks reported that on Thursday, June 6, three grizzly bears were hit and killed by trains approximately two miles east of Marias Pass near Glacier National Park.

An adult female grizzly bear and two yearlings were grazing along the tracks when a collision occurred killing the adult female, which weighed 232 pounds.

The two yearling males, each weighing approximately 65 pounds, were later struck by a separate train near the same location.

FWP personnel investigated the incidents and confirmed that there were no attractants present that would have drawn the bears to the tracks.

FWP has worked with agencies and railroad companies over the years to minimize grizzly bear mortalities along travel routes. These preventative measures include reducing attractants.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was notified of the incidents.

Information provided by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks.

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