The Yellowstone bears are fascinating but deserve our respect and apprehension of their power and vulnerability. Grizzly are no longer in the lower 48, except for Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. There are fewer than 200 in Yellowstone but are living well in paradise. The difficulty is to manage the nearly 3 million visitors and keep them safe and the bears flourishing. The black bear is not as ferocious but still is a deadly beast that can handle a human of any size and quickness. They represent the ideals of wilderness and must be protected from those who want to shoot every last living creature they can. They must survive so this country can still have a frontier of the mind and we as a society can still be American.