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iN VIDEO: How the elusive spirit bear saved a First Nations territory

Clover the Kermode bear.
Image Credit: B.C. Wildlife Park via Facebook
February 22, 2020 - 6:30 AM

You can visit the elusive and highly revered spirit bear in only one place for certain, and searching for it on your own might just bring interesting stories, as BC Was Awesome host Bob Kronbauer finds out in a recent episode.

In a new video, Kronbauer visits the only Kermode bear, also known as spirit bear, in captivity at the B.C. Wildlife Park in Kamloops.

Clover came to the park after multiple occasions of human contact, which would normally mean euthanasia. Due to his unique colouring, he was sent to live out the rest of his days in the B.C. Wildlife Park. As Kronbauer interviews Danielle Rogers, zookeeper at the park, he finds out Clover was a great escape artist.

“He broke a clamp, and that place that he went through in the fence, it actually closed behind him, so upon first appearance it appeared everything was normal and the bear had just disappeared,” Rogers says in the video. “Like a spirit.”

The show then moves on to search for the bear in the wild, but it's probably best if you check out the video for yourself below.

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