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Bear 122 now out and about

Bear 122 now out and about

The bears are out in Banff. Bear 122, the large dominant male in the Bow Valley, was captured on a remote camera near Castle Mountain at about 10:20 a.m. on Thursday (March 19). He has since been spotted almost daily.
Bear 122 linked to multiple offspring

Bear 122 linked to multiple offspring

Banff’s badass bear has been a busy boy. While doing DNA analysis to look at Banff’s grizzly bear population and density, Parks Canada confirmed that grizzly bear 122 is the father of at least five young bruins, and he’s likely fathered more.
Who's the boss? Grizzly bear 122 continues to dominate the Bow Valley

Who's the boss? Grizzly bear 122 continues to dominate the Bow Valley

“He’s getting up there in age. Male grizzlies can range in age from 20 to 30 years of age. It may be a little bit less, but rarely is it longer than that.” 

Grizzly eats black bear

While grizzly bears in Banff National Park typically have a vegetarian diet interspersed with the odd elk and moose dinner, last week, a 600 pound grizzly called bear 122 added a twist to its menu – black bear.
Bear kills bear in Banff park

Bear kills bear in Banff park

It’s the grizzliest killing in Banff National Park in recent times.

C-122 is shortsighted

Editor: Isn’t it ironic that the residents of Banff totally “get it” that policy C-122 is a bad piece of legislation that needs to be rescinded and tossed onto the scrapheap, but town council does not and is in total denial? It really gives one pause

Policy 122 unnecessary

Editor: At the Monday, Feb. 24 Banff council meeting Mr. Chad Townsend made a presentation that explained why the planning department felt that Policy 122 should be passed.
Badass bear no 'serial killer'

Badass bear no 'serial killer'

He’s got a reputation as a big, badass bear – but he’s just doing what he’s meant to do.

Banff bear activity prompts warning

All areas surrounding the busy Banff townsite are either under closure or warning because of intense grizzly bear activity.

Be bear aware in Banff

The first grizzly bear is out of its den in Banff, prompting national park wildlife experts to warn residents and visitors it’s the time of year to be bear aware.