The young bear cub is pictured in a tree just before being rescued.

Orphaned bear cub rescued in Golden

An orphaned bear cub is getting a second chance after it was discovered near Golden last week.

An orphaned bear cub is getting a second chance after it was discovered near Golden last week.

The local conservation officers were alerted to the situation, and were able to rescue the cub, who is now on its way to the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter in Smithers, B.C.

Unfortunately this is not the only orphaned cub to be sent to NLWS, and they are struggling to make space for all of them.

“We are almost at capacity, and are desperately trying to figure out other enclosure options as there are more cubs out there,” wrote Angelika Langen on the NLWS website. Langen founded the shelter with her husband Peter in 1989.

After the cub was rescued by the local conservation office, it was handed over to Wendy Chamber to help transport the cub up to Smithers.

Chambers is a local bear activist, and longtime volunteer with NLWS. Over the summer she helped get three orphaned black bear cubs from Golden to the shelter.

 

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