The Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter near Smithers has taken in two grizzly cubs.
The baby bears were orphaned after their mother was hit by a vehicle near Cranbrook.
Shelter owner, Angelika Langen says there are some challenges in taking in grizzlies because they aren’t on the regular list of animals that can be rehabilitated in B.C.
“In 2007, a pilot project was started and we are currently the only place where grizzlies are rehabbed and the aim of the project is to prove that it is viable management option for orphaned cubs,” she says.
Langen adds these cubs will be part of the pilot project and radio collars will be put on them when they are released in the spring. She says for now, they are at the shelter growing and putting on weight.