A couple and their pet dog have died after being attacked by a grizzly bear attack in a park in Canada. The incident took place in Alberta’s Banff National Park.
This news was reported by the Reuters news agency on Monday, quoting a park official and a friend of the victims.
Earlier on Saturday night, the country’s government agency Parks Canada said in a statement that GPS devices indicated a bear attack in the Red Deer River Valley west of Ya Ha Tinda Ranch in Banff National Park late Friday night. The couple was attacked by a very angry bear.
Tichener teaches bear protection and bear assessment. He said, due to the gathering of many people in the park, such incidents are increasing recently. But fatal attacks like this one are extremely rare. 14% of grizzly bear attack fatalities occur worldwide.
Tichener said bear sightings are more common in the fall. Because they become more active in search of food during the winter months.Note that more than 4 million tourists visit Banff National Park every year. The park is known to be home to both grizzlies and black bears.