The North Shore Black Bear Society is urging the community to call them if anyone sees an injured bear in the Upper Lynn Valley and Braemar area.
“If you see this injured bear moving around North Vancouver please let us know,” said Luci Cadman, the director of the society.
The society can be reached at 604 317 4911 (call or text), or through the website, northshorebears.com.
Cadman said the bear is mobile and needs time to heal. BCCOS will not intervene or euthanize, no medical care is available.
On July 14, Upper Lynn residents first reported a bear with an injured left paw.
The bear is mobile, but visibly injured. Cadman said it is possible the young male was injured by a vehicle.
“Sadly, no medical care is available to bears above one year of age in British Columbia. The current options are no intervention or death,” Cadman noted.
However, she said that bears are incredibly resilient and can survive and heal from serious injuries.
“The best thing we can do for him is to let him be and understand that he may spend more time resting close to the community for safety during this time of healing,” Cadman said.
“Please make efforts to ensure this bear (and others) do not find food around your home. Please keep garbage and organics inside your home, garage or shed. Take down bird feeders, feed pets inside and collect all fruit from trees.”
Please give all bears plenty of personal space and respect, and call the North Shore Black Bear Society, if you see the bear.