Wildlife experts who have studied bear attacks in Yukon say TV host Jim Shockey is wrong
A grizzly bear in Yukon. Wildlife experts say there is no evidence of an overpopulation of grizzlies in Yukon.(Environment Yukon)
In the wake of a mother and her baby’s death in a bear mauling in Yukon last month, people have been sounding off online about a “plague” of grizzly bears in the territory — but biologists say that’s not true.
Valérie Théorêt and her 10-month-old daughter Adele were attacked and killed by a grizzly bearin late November at their remote trapping cabin at Einarson Lake near the N.W.T. border. The story of their deaths attracted international attention, making headlines around the world.
Théorêt’s partner and Adele’s father, Gjermund Roesholt, found their bodies after he shot the bear. The animal charged him as he returned from a day checking his trapline.
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