Cubs Spared -says Min. of Environment
Prince George, B.C. – The Ministry of the Environment says contrary to the initial police reports about the sow bear attack at Forests for the World, the cubs were not euthanized.
Yesterday afternoon, a 46 year old man was sent to hospital with minor injuries following a black bear attack. The victim was out walking his dog in the Forests for the World area around 4:15 when the attack happened.
Conservation officers searched the area, located the sow bear and she was euthanized. Police had initially advised that one cub had also been euthanized, but the Ministry of the Environment says that’s not so. Not one, but two cubs were tranquilized and transferred to the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter near Smithers, which looks after injured or orphaned wildlife.