Daniel Otis, Special to CTVNews.ca
With their habitat destroyed by northern Alberta’s raging wildfire,
hungry black bears are now moving into the evacuated city of Fort
McMurray to scavenge for food.
“What we’ve got is tons of spoiling food inside houses in the heart of
prime black bear range,” University of Alberta conservation biologist
Lee Foote told CTV News on Friday. “You couldn’t create a better
potential to attract black bears from a large area... and there are a lot of black bears in the area.”
Although the number of bears that have entered the city remains
unknown, YouTube footage has surfaced of the animals scavenging through
burning debris. Residents are expected to begin returning to the city on
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