Bear cub put down after mother killed in Trans-Canada Highway crash near Revelstoke

Bear cub was put down by Parks Canada staff after its mother was struck by a car on Trans-Canada Highway in Mount Revelstoke National Park

A black bear cub was put down after its mother was killed on the Trans-Canada Highway last week.

Note: This article has been updated from the print version to clarify what happened in the incident.

A bear cub was put down by Parks Canada staff after it and its mother were struck by a vehicle on the Trans-Canada Highway in Mount Revelstoke National Park last week.

The incident happened on Wednesday, Aug. 5, when the female black bear and her cub were hit by a vehicle on the Trans-Canada near the Skunk Cabbage boardwalk, said Parks Canada spokesperson Jacolyn Daniluck in an e-mail.

The mother was killed in the crash, while the two-month old cub survived. RCMP and Parks Canada staff were informed of the incident and the bears were removed from the highway.

The surviving cub was then put down, “as it was only two months old and would not survive on its own,” wrote Daniluck.

When asked why a conservation group wasn’t approached to care for the cub, Daniluck said Parks Canada protocol was to “take the humane action of putting the bear cub down.”

“It is always sad when this happens and as world leaders in conservation, Parks Canada works hard to protect wildlife inside the national parks, but a certain amount of wildlife mortality along transportation corridors is unavoidable,” wrote Daniluck.

“We remind motorists to please pay special attention for wildlife when driving through the national parks.”


Just Posted

Revelstoke elementary school teacher brings fun and foundations to the classroom

For twenty one years, Colleen Wall has been shaping Revelstoke’s youth in… Continue reading

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

Revelstoke Museum explores the history of the Sinixt First Nation

The Revelstoke Museum and Archives hosted a special presentation Thursday surrounding the… Continue reading

CSRD recycling depots now accepting ‘Flexible Plastic Packaging’

CSRD recycling depots are now accepting items such as stand-up pouches, crinkly… Continue reading

Columbia Basin Trust invests in preserving history

The Columbia Basin Trust recently committed over $2 million to 42 heritage… Continue reading

VIDEO: Canadian toddler caught practising hockey skills in crib

Eli Graveline is getting praise from far and wide as the internet freaks out of cute throwback video

Man shot dead in Surrey ID’d as hockey coach and father of two

Murder of Paul Bennett – a respected Peace Arch Hospital worker and ‘champion of sport’ – ‘not random’

Serial killer Robert Pickton transferred to Quebec: victim’s family

Pickton was convicted in December 2007 of six counts of second degree murder

Mabel Lake Road roll over claims life

Armstrong man died in hospital after single vehicle roll over June 18

Thunder, strong winds possible for Okanagan

Environment Canada released the special weather statement Sunday afternoon

UPDATE: Missing dog from high velocity Kelowna car crash found

Jewels is recovering in the comfort of her home

Canadian Syrian children’s choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

Many kids are recent immigrants from countries covered by Trump travel ban

B.C. teacher ends Jeopardy! winning streak, taking home US$69,000

Ali Hasan, from New Westminster, has been gaining fans as a “one-man invasion,” says Alex Trebek

Most Read