They made it! A black bear sow and her cub spent last fall eating Kokanee at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park. Often bears feeding this close to people learn to eat garbage or visitor food if it is available and end up being destroyed as safety risks. But these bears fed on salmon in front of park visitors without approaching visitors, eating campground food or park garbage.

Staff of B.C. Parks, the Conservation Officer Service, RAP Park Contracting, and Kokanee Creek Nature Centre managed park garbage and educated park visitors to keep these bears wild.  Well done!

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