Wildlife

Several bears and cubs spotted in North Okanagan parks

Several bears and cubs spotted in North Okanagan parks

Kalamalka and Ellison provincial parks each have a mama bear and babes

Several bears and cubs spotted in North Okanagan parks
FILE – A bear and five cubs have been reported in the Upper Evergreen Dr. of the Wiltse area of Penticton. (WildsafeBC - Facebook)

UPDATE: Bear startled by dog attacks two women in northern B.C.

BC Conservation Officer Services says the incident happened on a logging road in Prince George

FILE – A bear and five cubs have been reported in the Upper Evergreen Dr. of the Wiltse area of Penticton. (WildsafeBC - Facebook)
A group of grizzly bears are seen in Banff National Park in this handout image provided by Julia Turner Butterwick. (JULIA TURNER BUTTERWICK/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Second rare grizzly bear spotted in Banff National Park by Calgary family

Another family from Calgary is now sharing a photo of a grizzly cub with a white head and a brown body

A group of grizzly bears are seen in Banff National Park in this handout image provided by Julia Turner Butterwick. (JULIA TURNER BUTTERWICK/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
A lone black bear has been spotted near the popular recreational area of Munson Mountain in Penticton. (Black Press file photo)

Bear spotted near Munson Mountain in Penticton

Wildlife safety group urges residents to stay alert and keep dogs on a leash

A lone black bear has been spotted near the popular recreational area of Munson Mountain in Penticton. (Black Press file photo)
This spotted bat, native to western North America can be found nesting in cliffs above Williams Lake and Bull Canyon in the Chilcotin. It is a hibernating insect-eating bat that may be at risk as the disease white-nose syndrome moves westward. (Paul Cryan, U.S. Geological Survey photo)

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This spotted bat, native to western North America can be found nesting in cliffs above Williams Lake and Bull Canyon in the Chilcotin. It is a hibernating insect-eating bat that may be at risk as the disease white-nose syndrome moves westward. (Paul Cryan, U.S. Geological Survey photo)
Black bear strolls into Okanagan homeowner’s living room

Black bear strolls into Okanagan homeowner’s living room

Conservation officers are searching for the bear, which entered a home in the Foothills area

Black bear strolls into Okanagan homeowner’s living room
Aaron Davis caught this bear on security camera roaming around his Foothills home, on Phoenix Drive, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9. (Surveillance footage)

Black bear strolls into Vernon house

Conservation officers are searching for the bear, which entered a home in the Foothills area

Aaron Davis caught this bear on security camera roaming around his Foothills home, on Phoenix Drive, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9. (Surveillance footage)
The Osoyoos Desert Centre features a 1.5 km boardwalk that meanders through the antelope-brush habitat offering an elevated view of the plant and animal life that exists there including Spadefoots, Behr’s Hairstreak butterflies, Nuttall’s Cottontail, Western Bluebirds and antelope-brush, several species of sage and the prickly pear cactus. The centre will reopen June 6, 2020. (Contributed)

Osoyoos Desert Centre prepares for reopening

The 67-acre nature interpretive facility opens June 6

The Osoyoos Desert Centre features a 1.5 km boardwalk that meanders through the antelope-brush habitat offering an elevated view of the plant and animal life that exists there including Spadefoots, Behr’s Hairstreak butterflies, Nuttall’s Cottontail, Western Bluebirds and antelope-brush, several species of sage and the prickly pear cactus. The centre will reopen June 6, 2020. (Contributed)
After three days of searching, a wolf has been killed in Port Edward on June 1, 2020, after a senior citizen was brutally attacked in an unprovoked assault. In this photo a gray wolf travels on an old forest road in Washington state. (Black Press file photo: Supplied by Conservation Northwest)
After three days of searching, a wolf has been killed in Port Edward on June 1, 2020, after a senior citizen was brutally attacked in an unprovoked assault. In this photo a gray wolf travels on an old forest road in Washington state. (Black Press file photo: Supplied by Conservation Northwest)
A young black bear settling in for a sleep in a tree frequented by eagles on Vancouver Island’s east coast. (Terry Eissfeldt video still)

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

A young black bear settling in for a sleep in a tree frequented by eagles on Vancouver Island’s east coast. (Terry Eissfeldt video still)
Frank Russ shows the bushes where the wolf, which attacked his father on May 29, appeared to be residing. The Conservation Officer Services is posted outside the Port Edward residence where the attack occurred. Patrols to find the wolf are continuing. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

‘I’m afraid’: Witnesses of wolf attack on senior near Prince Rupert worried about safety

Frank Russ shows where the unprovoked wolf attacked his father

Frank Russ shows the bushes where the wolf, which attacked his father on May 29, appeared to be residing. The Conservation Officer Services is posted outside the Port Edward residence where the attack occurred. Patrols to find the wolf are continuing. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
A cougar was seen near Peter Greer Elementary School Saturday morning, May 30, 2020. (File photo)

District offers safety tips after cougar spotted near Lake Country school

The animal was seen on a walking trail near Peter Greer Elementary Saturday morning

A cougar was seen near Peter Greer Elementary School Saturday morning, May 30, 2020. (File photo)
A black bear feeds on dandelions. (Michael Penn/Black Press Media)

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

A black bear feeds on dandelions. (Michael Penn/Black Press Media)
A bear was spotted at the Rise Golf Course around hole 16 on May 28, 2020, around 8:30 p.m. (Jon McIntyre - submitted)

Bear fails to interrupt golfers in Vernon

‘It definitely was hard to putt with a bear that close, but we got it done’

A bear was spotted at the Rise Golf Course around hole 16 on May 28, 2020, around 8:30 p.m. (Jon McIntyre - submitted)
These ducks were all rescued off of Highway 97 on Thursday. Image: Facebook

Mother duck and babies rescued from Highway 97 in Lake Country

The mother and nine ducklings were taken to Duck Lake

These ducks were all rescued off of Highway 97 on Thursday. Image: Facebook
BC Wildlife Park staff are joined by Gabrielle and Dimitri Armstrong and their parents, after the youth raised more than $10,000 to help keep the Kamloops park open. (Wildlife Park photo)

Kids raise $10,000 to feed Kamloops wildlife

Bottle drive initially set out to raise $2,000 to feed the animals at the wildlife park

BC Wildlife Park staff are joined by Gabrielle and Dimitri Armstrong and their parents, after the youth raised more than $10,000 to help keep the Kamloops park open. (Wildlife Park photo)
A western painted turtle is spotted nesting at Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo. (Warren Cronan photo)

Injured Okanagan turtle on the road to recovery

The painted turtle, injured by a pair of youths May 19, has arrived at a Kamloops wildlife hospital

A western painted turtle is spotted nesting at Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo. (Warren Cronan photo)
Bear seen hunting down a rabbit in Whistler, B.C., on May 25, 2020. (danielmb101/Instagram)

VIDEO: Bear catches ‘rascally rabbit’ for breakfast near Whistler bus stop

The brief encounter of the bear hunting its meal has gone viral

Bear seen hunting down a rabbit in Whistler, B.C., on May 25, 2020. (danielmb101/Instagram)
Karen Paul photo

‘Problem is people, bears are predictable,’ says Okanagan Conservation

Officers begging public to keep garbage inside and keep bears alive

Karen Paul photo
The BC Wildlife Park announced it will be reopening to the public on June 1. (BC Wildlife Park photo)

Wildlife park near Kamloops to reopen June 1

BC Wildlife Park will reopen with a number of pandemic-related measures in place

  • May 22, 2020
The BC Wildlife Park announced it will be reopening to the public on June 1. (BC Wildlife Park photo)