June 01, 2014

Why the Bear Crossed the Road

Patrick R. Jacobi

Like so many others visitors of Banff National Park in British Columbia, I was left speechless by the natural beauty of the mountains and lakes during my time there last fall. Banff includes one of the most dynamic wildlife corridors in North America, home to grizzly bears, moose, elk, big-horn sheep, coyotes, wolves, and lynx—just to name a few. And just like so many other areas that are both historically rich with wildlife and attractive to humans, Banff National Park and the surrounding area illustrate the difficulty of preserving wildlife habitat amid roads, railroads, and other human development.

 

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