Bear season begins

Conservation & Preservation

April 15, 2009 3:23 PM  North shore BC


Hibernating North Shore black bears are slowly awakening, and they’re hungry.

The North Shore Black Bear Network has issued its annual reminder to locals to manage attractants – smelly garbage, dirty diapers, bird feeders, fruit trees, etc. – so bears don’t become habituated to human food in these parts.

Fed bears almost always become dead bears, and some will leave behind cubs.

That sobering reminder was underlined last week when the provincial government announced a $400,000 grant to create a 32-hectare refuge for orphaned bear cubs in North Vancouver on Fromme Mountain.





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