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Banff National Park issues grizzly, black bear warnings after ‘bold’ behaviour

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A large grizzly bear has approached hikers on Bourgeau trail in Banff National Park (file photo; courtesy of Parks Canada). . Parks Canada

Banff National Park issued two bear warnings Monday night after reports of grizzlies and black bears in areas of the park.

A grizzly bear warning was issued for the Bourgeau Lake Trail and Harvey Pass area as the park said several bears have been frequenting the area, including a bear “displaying bold behaviour.”

A black bear warning was issued for the Two Jack Main Campground area due to an animal frequenting the area in search of food.

Two Jack Main campground July 5
A black bear warning was issued for the Two Jack Main Campground area due to an animal frequenting the area in search of food. Craig Hooper / Global News

Officials remind people to never approach or feed wildlife and make sure all food, garbage and pet food are stored in a building or vehicle. Children should be supervised, pets kept on leashes and bear spray should be on hand.

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Any bear sightings should be reported to Banff Dispatch at 403-762-1470. The warning will remain in effect until further notice.

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