Warning issued in Banff National Park after female wolf approaches campers – Red Deer Advocate

BANFF, Alta. — A warning is in effect in Banff National Park after a wolf approached campers in a busy campground.Parks Canada ecologist Jesse Whittington said the warning on the Bow Valley Parkway, which runs between Banff and Lake Louise, was issued this week because a collared wolf entered the Castle Mountain campground at night on Aug. 27.“She searched through several occupied campsites for food and she approached campers to within one metre and then left the campground,” Whittington said in an interview Tuesday.“She did not receive any food rewards, which is great, but her persistent behaviour while people were watching and following her was concerning.“Once wolves and wildlife become conditioned to human food, it’s so hard to change their behaviour.”

Source: Warning issued in Banff National Park after female wolf approaches campers – Red Deer Advocate

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