A Manitoba animal rescue has taken in two black bear cubs in the past week — both from the Lac du Bonnet area.
Black Bear Rescue Manitoba, the province’s first and only bear rehabilitation centre, said it didn’t have details on why the bears — which may or may not be from the same litter — weren’t with their mothers.
“It’s not possible to know if they’re from the same litter without doing an actual DNA test, but they look nothing at all alike (although you can’t rely solely on that),” the rescue said in a weekend social media post.
The first cub was brought to the rescue on April 28 after being discovered all alone, huddled under a deck by cottagers near Lac du Bonnet, and the second arrived Saturday via Manitoba Conservation officers.
Black Bear Rescue Manitoba said all incoming cubs are kept quarantined at first, but that it anticipates the two bears will become fast friends.