Undercurrent: Bear 148

The Narwhal

Undercurrent is an investigative series from the award-winning journalists at The Narwhal. In Season 1: Bear 148, host Molly Segal investigates the life and death of a beloved grizzly bear in Alberta's Bow Valley. Was Bear 148 in the wrong? Or were w...Show More

15:08 | Jun 17th, 2019

Grizzly bears are expected to navigate around all sorts of human obstacles: train tracks, roads, fences, even towns. When they don’t, they’re considered a nuisance — to some, at least. Actively tr...Show More

13:50 | Jun 17th, 2019

It’s the final straw for Bear 148. In July 2017, after an encounter with a jogger on a park trail, Bear 148 is tracked, sedated and taken by helicopter to a place far, far away. Not long after, she wa...Show More
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17:07 | Jun 17th, 2019

People have been mauled and killed by grizzly bears in the Bow Valley. It’s something most of us don’t have to think about. But for wildlife managers in parks with bears, the worst-case-scenario is ne...Show More

14:30 | Jun 17th, 2019

The death of Bear 148 raises fresh questions about an old problem: why can’t bears and people peacefully exist in large national parks? Amid the news and disappointment and anger about Bear 148’s deat...Show More

14:36 | Jun 17th, 2019

Millions of people visit Banff National Park every year. It was a part of Bear 148’s reality that during her six years of life she’d need to become accustomed to humans and their cars and cameras. ...Show More
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