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Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary issue plea for funding after taking in orphaned bear cubs

Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary issue plea for funding after taking in orphaned bear cubs

Posted: 2022-09-08 11:51:00 By: thebay

Seven orphaned bear cubs have been taken in by the Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, in addition to five orphaned moose calves, and hundreds of other native species already residing at the Sanctuary.  

The sanctuary says two of the seven cubs were brought to the Sanctuary after their mom was illegally shot near Haliburton. The other cubs – all five of them – had to scramble after their moms were hit by vehicles and killed in three separate instances.  These are the lucky ones.  Linda Glimps, Executive Director, Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.  “It’s a roller coaster of emotions and heart wrenching to say the least.”  

As they continue to grow, they will all be moved to an enclosure with various "denning" options in which to hibernate over the cold winter months.  

Last month Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary reached out to the community for help with respect to five injured and orphaned moose calves in their care.  They had set a goal of raising $50,000 towards their wildlife program by the end of this year.

To learn more or to make a donation, visit  aspenvalley.ca