Big Boss rules…
BANFF — Who’s the daddy? Grizzly bear No. 122, apparently.
Wildlife officials in Banff National Park have been testing DNA to learn more about the grizzly bear population and density in the area.
Early results show No. 122, a well-known large male bear known by some locals as The Boss, has fathered at least five of the young bears in the park.
“It was a little bit of a surprise,” said Steve Michel, human-wildlife conflict specialist with Banff National Park. “It is and it isn’t.
“It isn’t from the standpoint that he is the dominant bear on the landscape.”
The now four-year-old bears were left on their own after No. 64, known as the matriarch…
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