Grizzly Bear Killed in Banff
A five year old grizzly female was able to get past barriers, built to try and save her. A wildlife fence was being built, and almost completed, in hopes to keep bears from getting on the Trans Canadian highway. The fence is supposed to be finished this fall, but workers are trying to get it done as soon as possible.
The female somehow managed to make it onto the road. Officers were trying to guide the bear back to the other side of the fence, when the bear was struck Monday night. The car that struck her was traveling at low speeds, and the passengers of the car were upset by the incident. The carcass was found on Wednesday afternoon. This death leaves the breeding female grizzlies at 4 in the Bow Valley area of the park, with more in the backcountry. There is an estimated 60 grizzly bears left in the park. From The Toronto Sun.