Black Bears Live Throughout Ontario
So when two appeared in the Park
last week, there was a surprising level of excitement, so much so they left
after a couple of days.
While the chances of you seeing or
encountering a black bear are low, it is best you be prepared just in case.
- Know how to prevent, recognize and handle an encounter
with a black bear
- Do not approach the bear. Slowly back away while
watching the bear and wait for it to leave.
- Never intentionally feed a bear. You could get injured.
You also spoil the bear. Bears quickly learn to expect human food and are
more likely to approach people than wild bears.
- When camping make sure you are careful with your
garbage and food.
Check out the Bear Wise site at http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Bearwise/index.html for lots of advice and information