Conservation Officers continue to search for a black bear that bit a 10-year-old girl at Rice Lake Park in North Vancouver.
Conservation Officer Service (COS) said the girl was walking along a trail with her family on Friday afternoon when a bear approached them. As the family and a bystander tried to scare the bear away, the bear bit the girl.
She was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
COS has received multiple sightings of a small black bear in the park, and officers believe the bear is showing signs of being habituated to humans.
Discarded food and garbage have also been noted, and officers are urging the public to be cautious when outside.
Meanwhile, the COS continues to work with wildlife groups in the area as part of ongoing outreach efforts to educate the public about attractant management.
The park is expected to remain closed for at least five days.