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La Mauricie National Park

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October 2014

Black bear

A black bear strikes a pose in the cage in which it was captured. 

At the end of September, a black bear, at least two years of age, was seen in the Wapizagonke Picnic Area. It was clearly not shy, which is atypical of most bears, and thus very uncommon. In early October, the Resource Conservation Service set up a cage: the bear was caught to recondition it to the wild. It was then relocated to a sector of the Park that is less frequented by humans.

It is important to be extra vigilant in these situations, to report any sightings, and to know what to do if you encounter a bear.