Grizzly 399 and 2 cubs.jpg The famous roadside grizzly mother known as 399 has done it again.
Photographers and wildlife watchers saw her for the first time this spring after she emerged from her den with three small cubs at her side. The litter marks the third time 399 has given birth to triplets.
Members of her first litter of three include bear 610, which itself has become a famous roadside mother in Grand Teton. Grizzly 610, in an unusual occurrence, adopted and raised one of 399’s second brood of three. A vehicle hit and killed what some believe was a second cub from that litter.
Fans of the mother grizzly produced a bumper sticker that’s seen around the valley. “I saw grizzly 399,” it reads. It includes a silhouette of a bear and three cubs, and the words “Grand Teton National Park.”