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iN VIDEO: Black bear getting ready for bed at Kamloops's B.C. Wildlife Park

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September 26, 2021 - 12:03 PM

While most Kamloops and Okanagan residents are harvesting their gardens, pruning trees and putting winter tires on their vehicles, bears are making their own plans.

They are planning for torpor, similar to hibernation.

Zookeepers at the B.C. Wildlife Park have begun offering denning material for their black bears ahead of their winter rest. In this set of three videos posted to the park's Instagram account, you can see Nuumes stealing straw from another bear and dragging it into her man-made den, zookeepers say. 


Bears started appearing in many Kamloops and Okanagan neighbourhoods three weeks early this year because of the weather, so many people likely saw them but the Wildlife Park offers views most people will never get close to. You can find them at 9077 Dallas Dr. in Kamloops or online here.

READ MORE: Fall bear encounters arrive three weeks early thanks to Interior drought



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