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Langley wildlife shelter sees record number of bear cubs in need

It has been an especially bad year for orphaned bear cubs.

The Critter Care Wildlife Shelter in Langley says it has seen a record number of bears in need.

Staff are currently caring for 25 cubs, many of which were found underweight.

One arrived at the shelter yesterday after being captured in the Pemberton Meadows area. Conservation officers noticed it about a week ago near One Mile Lake and set a trap for it.

WATCH: Meet ‘Tiny Tim’, one of the orphaned bear cubs at Critter Care.

Another orphaned cub was also captured near Whistler yesterday.

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Six cubs have been admitted since Saturday and another one arrived this morning. The cubs have come from all over, from Powell River, Nelson, Boston Bar and Port Coquitlam.

If you would like to help, the shelter is asking for donations of food to help them feed the animals.