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Second Banff grizzly dies after being struck by vehicle: Parks Canada

A grizzly bear is seen fishing along a river in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park near Bella Coola, B.C. Friday, Sept 10, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BANFF, Alta. — The second grizzly bear in three weeks has died after being struck by a vehicle in Banff National Park.

Resource conservation manager Bill Hunt says a female yearling was found severely injured Saturday on the road leading to the Sunshine Village ski resort.

The animal was euthanized the next day.

Hunt says 10 days earlier someone had reported bears by the interchange between the Sunshine road and the Trans-Canada Highway and blood was later seen on the pavement.

On June 4, a male grizzly was hit by a semi-truck on Highway 93 South near the Trans-Canada Highway.

Hunt is urging motorists passing through the park to obey the speed limit of 90 km/h and report any wildlife strikes to Parks Canada.

 

 

The Canadian Press