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Cub once abandoned in washroom likely eaten by grizzly bear, Parks Canada says

September 12, 2018 7:38 PM
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BANFF, ALTA.—One of three black bear cubs abandoned in a washroom and returned to the wild in Banff National Park this summer has apparently been eaten by a grizzly bear.

Parks Canada says conservation officers found the one-year-old bear’s carcass on Aug. 28 after her GPS collar went into mortality mode when it was stationary for 24 hours.

The black bears were found in April 2017 and sent to the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Ontario.

The three sisters were released together in the Banff backcountry in mid-July and started travelling independently almost immediately.

Officials are still monitoring the other two bears through their GPS collars.


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