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Rescued bears named after contest on social media

Sari, one of the rescued bears
Image Credit: Northern Lights Wildlife Society Facebook page
October 21, 2014 - 7:26 PM

REVELSTOKE – The two rescued grizzly cubs are now safe and sound at the Northern Lights Wildlife Society – their sanctuary in Smithers.

The rescue with its unforeseen challenges garnered media attention after the society’s manager, Angelika Langren posted a call for help on the society’s Facebook page.

Langren posted another call on the Facebook page Monday afternoon — but this time she asked for name suggestions for the bears. Suggested names were voted by “likes” and now the bears, one female one male, are called Tom and Sari.

Second place names were Revel and Stoke – to commemorate the bears’ layover in Revelstoke.

Both people who suggested names will receive photo prints of Tom and Sari.

Tom, Sari's brother
Tom, Sari's brother
Image Credit: Northern Lights Wildlife Society Facebook page

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at or call 250-319-7494. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724

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