It’s a shame Parks Canada did nothing to protect these bears. Given that their chances of survival in the wild were slim-to-none to begin with, why couldn’t they be moved to a sanctuary or zoo somewhere. I realize that they would not likely have been releasable into the wild following a stay in captivity, but at least their genetic legacy would’ve lived on. Perhaps even helped to perpetuate the species. As it stands, the number of grizzly bears in the Canadian Rockies is declining precipitiously. Something needs to be done, but I sure don’t know what.
Canada.com/Calgary Herald article: Bear cubs killed in highway collision