The forest-fire smoke has lifted a little, but in its place, dense cloud-cover continues to make every view grey and hazy.
More firsts today as Stephanie treated us to the Grizzly Bear Sanctuary halfway up Kicking Horse Pass mountain. We timed it for the 10 AM tour, recommended online as the best time to see Boo, and so it was. We were in for a treat.
Boo, a 12-year-old grizzly, was orphaned at four months. The day it happened, people stopped roadside to enjoy the sight of a lovely large grizzly bear easily within sight of the road. Sensing danger, the conscientious mother bear, had shooed her three cubs up into a near-by tree for safety. Another man pulled in, pointed his rifle out his open window and shot Boo’s mother, right in front of the cubs and all the other people. He then gunned his truck and drove off. That was how Boo came to be here.
Today, Boo was full of piss and vinegar, ready to perform for us.
After putting on a show for us, Boo decided he wanted to run.
To see the video Stephanie did of this amazing event –
And more of Boo …