This powerful 37-minute documentary follows the path and challenges of the “explorer bear,” the pioneering young male grizzlies that come from small, isolated core populations. The grizzly bear needs to explore and pioneer new habitats to spread its gene pool, and its long journeys are increasingly driven--and hemmed in--by the ravages of climate change.

COME TO BOZEMAN’S RENOWNED MUSEUM OF THE ROCKIES FOR THE NEXT SCREENING ON OCTOBER 25 🐻

Save the Yellowstone Grizzly is proud to announce the next screening of our newest film, Return of the Grizzly, on Wednesday, October 25 at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. Free and open to the public, doors at 5:30, film at 6:00. There will be a Q&A panel with our own Doug Peacock and grizzly expert (and mauling survivor) Dr. Barrie Gilbert afterward!

This powerful 37-minute documentary follows the path and challenges of the “explorer bear,” the pioneering young male grizzlies that come from small, isolated core populations. The grizzly bear needs to explore and pioneer new habitats to spread its gene pool, and its long journeys are increasingly driven–and hemmed in–by the ravages of climate change.

“The effect of climate change is creating explorer bears. Safe passage and tolerance for grizzly bears are the best bet for connectivity between Glacier and Yellowstone,” said Doug Peacock, award-winning author, filmmaker, grizzly bear expert and founder of Save the Yellowstone Grizzly. Safe wildlife corridors over/under busy highways are a win/win for public safety and griz survival.

Return of the Grizzly proves that, through coexistence and tolerance, humans and grizzlies can “learn” to live together, as Native Americans have proven for thousands of years. The film is narrated by one of America’s most beloved actors and storytellers, Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, and is scored by legendary pianist Bill Payne of Little Feat.

The film, directed by Maaike Middleton, visits with grizzly bear biologists, road ecologists, filmmakers, Native Americans, bear coexistence activists, wildlife photographers, and business owners. Return of the Grizzly features archival, and never before seen, grizzly footage by Doug Peacock.

Return of the Grizzly was created and produced by Save the Yellowstone Grizzly and sponsored by Patagonia and the Sierra Club along with support from the Montana Film Office, the Natalie Orfalea Foundation, and Sound Color Studios. The executive producers are Doug Peacock and Dan Sullivan.

Return of the Grizzly offers proven, long-term solutions for human/bear conflict, a vision for the grizzly’s secure future in its native habitat, and ways for YOU to get productively involved in the preservation of this unique American species, one whose independence, strength, and determination mirrors our own.

Help us Save the Grizzly! Join us at SaveTheYellowstoneGrizzly.org or Text GRIZ to 66866.