- E.N.R. states that tranquilizing and relocating the bears was not a safe choice.
- Officials murdered two bears in Yellowknife on Thursday, roaming some city residents.
On Thursday evening, two bears rambling in or around Yellowknife were fired and killed by wildlife officers.
According to a press release by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [E.N.R.], the first bear was murdered behind the tennis courts around the Frame Lake Trail after approaching numerous parents and kids.
The second bear was killed in Prelude Lake East, slightly outside Yellowknife. That bear had earlier tried to get into a home and garage.
Jessica Davey-Quantick, communications planning professional with E.N.R., answered questions about the happenings via email.
She stated that bears were not expected to enter places with lots of human activity.
“But cases like this do happen periodically,” she wrote.
“A bear getting near people and kids is a problem and not to be taken lightly, specifically when there are not too many areas for a bear to run without interacting with people.”
The department did not specify what type of bears they were.
Source – cbc.ca