Grizzly bears wander into Manitoba polar bear territory, new research shows
Cameras have captured pictures of more than 200 polar and grizzly bears on 3 occasions
Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan are marveling at the photos taken from their wildlife cameras set up in Manitoba's Wapusk National Park, showing grizzly bears outside of their typical habitat.
Photos that researcher Doug Clark tweeted out Thursday show grizzlies, polar bears and black bears in the vicinity of one camera mounted on a fence post in the park, roughly 100 kilometres southeast of Churchill, Man., within seven months of each other.
"Seeing all three species of bear in Canada and in North America, at one spot, 'unique' doesn't even begin to describe it. There are only a couple of places where you'd even have the potential for that in North America and Wapusk National Park is the only place where that amount of overlap has been documented," Clark said.