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Canadian wolf that chased motorcycle down highway thought to have been fed by humans

A very young looking British Columbian is flirting with danger on a Canadian highway and took up the pursuit of one motorcyclist in a very unusual close encounter.

The mysterious grey wolf that gained international attention for chasing a Banff, Alta., motorcyclist along a B.C. highway seems to have appeared at least two other times, leading wolf-watchers to the grim conclusion the animal’s days are likely numbered.

“This is not normal behaviour for a natural wild wolf,” said Shelley Black, co-founder of the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre, a wolf sanctuary just one hour north of the reported sightings, which occurred in Kootenay National Park.

Whether the wolf is crushed by a passing car or winds up in the gun sights of an animal control officer, Ms. Black held out little hope for its long-term survival.

On June 8, motorcyclist Tim Bartlett was cruising along Highway 93 near Radium, B.C., when an adult grey wolf darted at him from the trees and pursued him for more than one kilometre…

Read the entire article on news.nationalpost.com: Wolf that chased motorcyle on B.C. highway likely ‘accustomed’ to being fed by humans: park officials

BC regulation changes leave wolves open to year-round killing

[large thumbnail url=”bc-regulation-changes-leave-wolves-open-to-year-round-killing” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”30″] [thumbnail icon url=”bc-regulation-changes-leave-wolves-open-to-year-round-killing” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”30″] The provincial government has changed the hunting regulations to a year-round open season on killing wolves in the Cariboo.

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British Columbia public says no to killing wolves

[large thumbnail url=”british-columbia-public-says-no-to-killing-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”british-columbia-public-says-no-to-killing-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”18″] B.C. and it’s mountain caribou science team want to take to the air to kill wolves, but the public, and other scientists, don’t agree and so the provincial government now has tough challenges ahead.

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Editorial: Turning parks into grizzly graveyards

[large thumbnail url=”editorial-turning-parks-into-grizzly-graveyards” filename=”editorial” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”editorial-turning-parks-into-grizzly-graveyards” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”10″] An editorial posted on the Goldstream News Gazette website on behalf of the David Suzuki Foundation highlights the plight of grizzly bears (and by extention other megafauna) in British Columbia.

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