The Northern Lights Wildlife Society is up to 21 black bear cubs that were rescued throughout the spring and now the early summer.
That’s up from the 16 they reported having last month, putting their feeding cost above 120 dollars a day, according to the founder Angelika Langen.
“It’s going to be like this until the end of July and it will taper off in August. By then we will be weaning them off the milk. Then we will have to start buying fruit.”
Langen says they’ll keep them for the better part of a year before releasing them into the wild. Hibernation for the healthy ones will cut some feeding costs. She says they’re now grappling with the loss of a building at the society, but some donations are coming in.
Northern lights will have an open house on Canada Day from 10 am to 5 pm for the public to come and take a look at the wild-life they have there.