• Petitioned Keep Clover the Spirit Bear at Kamloops Wildlife Park (BCWP)

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Keep Clover the Spirit Bear at Kamloops Wildlife Park (BCWP)

Keep Clover the Spirit Bear at Kamloops Wildlife Park (BCWP): Save Clover's life....setting him free will only endanger his life

    1. Sherry Lidstone
    2. Petition by

      Sherry Lidstone

      McLure, Canada

If Clover is set free he will not make it on his own.
Read it on Global News: Global BC | Kermode bear cub finds new home in Kamloops. The very rare Kermode Bear cub was an orphan, and was rehabilitated by the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter this summer before being released near Terrace. He was fitted with a radio collar to follow his movements and spent three months without any problems or attempts to get close to humans. But earlier this month, Clover lost his collar in an area that had unpredictably become a hub of human activity in an otherwise remote release site, when an archaeological dig was conducted there. Within a week the young bear was in trouble, hanging around the site and not showing any fear whatsoever.
Conservation officers set up a trap and captured Clover, but the cub was not killed as would have been the case under normal circumstances.
Because of his status as a Kermode or Spirit Bear, Clover was instead moved to the BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops.
Clover is the only Kermode Bear in captivity anywhere in the world. The bear is one of B.C.’s official symbols.

Read it on Global News: Global BC | Kermode bear cub finds new home in Kamloops

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Keep Clover the Spirit Bear at Kamloops Wildlife Park (BCWP)
Save Clover's life....setting him free will only endanger his life

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • CHARLIE ANDREW CHASE, B.C., CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      The spirit bear has developed a friendship with humans and would be at great risk if released as it would be able to defend itself from other wildlife or humans. The bear when starving then would start to attack anyone near it. So leave the bear alone and allow it to survive at the wildlife park where it will be safe. Charlie Andrew

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    • Lillian Tetreau PENDER ISLAND, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      It would be incredibly cruel to let this young bear, who has not learned to forage in the wild, slowly starve or be put down for merely associating with humans. B. C. Wildlife Park is the place for Clover.

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    • yvette campbell KAMLOOPS, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      setting him free will only endanger his life

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    • Muriel Borrett PARKSVILLE, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Setting him free will surely endanger his life - he is unable to protect himself

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    • Taylor Roe FRESNO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am Native American from the Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band, and I have researched this and if there are only a few Spirit Bears left, we should try and save a few and breed them in captivity and Clover is the first step in this. If he is set back into the wild, we may lose him again and also he may die. Keeping him the Kamloops Wildlife Park would be great for him, he would live out a full life being well taken care of.

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