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The Grizzly 399 Project

We are friends of Deidre Bainbridge and Grizzly 399. We have launched the Grizzly 399 Project in tribute to Deidre, a Jackson Hole environmental activist, attorney, and champion for all wildlife, especially grizzly bears.

Mother Grizzly 399, the most famous bear in the world, and her four cubs have just emerged from their den in Grand Teton National Park and may have dangerous human-bear conflicts this summer.

 The “Friends of 399” plan to raise $1 million in a 2022 campaign managed by the Deidre Bainbridge Wildlife Fund, a 501(c)(3) Wyoming organization.  We plan to make substantial grants to numerous 501(c)(3) wildlife-supportive organizations who can create and implement innovative wildlife education and safety programs.  A portion of the funds donated will also be used to create a life-sized standing bronze sculpture of mother Grizzly 399. The sculpture will be in a public place near the eastern entrance to Grand Teton National Park. 

 Please donate to this campaign to help humans learn how to live in harmony with our wildlife friends.


Friends of 399

From wildlife photographers to not-for-profit leaders, these are the people who have made this project possible.

Ray & Terri Thomas

Campaign Co-Founders

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Tim Tennyson

Campaign Co-Founder

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Deidre Bainbridge

Wildlife Advocate

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Cubs of 399

17 and Counting

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Tom Mangelsen


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Todd Wilkinson


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Louisa Willcox & Dr. David Mattson

Grizzly Bear Ecologists

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Daniel & Cynthia Starks

Wildlife Advocates

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P.O. Box 747
Jackson, WY 83001

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