Do you think it is OK to feed bears in Jasper National Park?

Here’s report off of the Parks Canada website this week (from the weekly bear report):

“Bubbling Springs [picnic area] has had several incidents of a black bear approaching people, receiving food rewards and displaying aggressive behaviour. The area has been under a closure for this past week. One black bear has been destroyed but the closure will remain in effect for the next week while patrols will indicate if there are other problem bears in the area. The animal destroyed was extremely human-food conditioned and was posing a safety risk to people.”

This is what happens when people feed bears.  Don’t feed the bears.

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