Black Bear Got into Wrong Enclosure
Two captive grizzlies, Grinder and Coola at Grouse Mountain, British Columbia were just following their natural instincts. The two grizzlies live in an enclosure in a wooded area just like in the wild, surrounded by woods. Small animals have found their way through the fence previously, and the grizzlies do what they would do naturally, kill them. A black bear cub had the misfortune of being able to crawl and squeeze under the fence. Black bears and grizzlies are not friendly to each other, in fact they are enemies. Grinder and Coola did what they would have done if they met a black bear in the wild.
It is not clear why the black bear wandered into the enclosure. It might have thought there was food, but the cub was small for this time of the year.
The two grizzlies did what comes naturally and Grouse Mountain is not facing any charges. The Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations said it's not planning an investigation. This is the first incident of this nature in 10 years.
Grinder killed a wolf that was held in the same enclosure in 2005. Now those species are separated. From The Vancouver Sun.