Researchers for Heiltsuk First Nation recently discovered a preferred “highway” used by grizzly bears through the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. More than 65 know individuals follow this route that parallels salmon rich Koeye River for over a hundred miles. According to the research, bears seem to follow the trail paw-print by paw-print as there are permanent impression of bear-paws along the track.
(Grizzlies from the Great Bear Rain Forest. Image Credit: nature.org)
(Region of Great Bear Rainforest. Image Credit: Maple Leaf Adventures)
The research of the bear’s favorite routes hopes to ensure future protections of their natural habitation. This temperate rainforest is also home to the legendary Spirit Bear.
Read more at CBC News.