Animal Info

We are fortunate at Jenny Lake to see animals, large and small, periodically.  JLB takes the preservation of these animals very seriously as does the park rangers and officials.  We encourage everyone to understand what to do if confronted by a large animal (such as Bear or Moose) and what to do (and not to do) when you are lucky enough to see these on the trails.

Bears and other animals

  • Be Bear Aware
  • Feed No Animals
  • Black Bears (often seen) and Grizzly Bears (seldom seen) wander through the Tetons
  • Many Black Bears are NOT Black (they can be blonde, cinnamon, light brown, and all possible colors)

www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/safety.htm

www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/bearsafety.htm

Here is a great brochure on bears and identifying bears:

https://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/upload/bear_safety12.pdf