Bear Researcher, Girlfriend Mauled to Death in Alaska

NPR's Madeleine Brand talks to Barrie Gilbert about the death of Timothy Treadwell, a Californian who spent as much time with Alaskan bears as he did humans. Treadwell and his girlfriend were found mauled to death by bears in a remote area of Alaska this week. Gilbert is a grizzly researcher at Utah State University and a retired wildlife biologist. He knew Treadwell, and knows of bear maulings — he himself was nearly mauled to death in 1977.

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