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Undercurrent: Bear 148
Undercurrent is an investigative series from The Narwhal. In Season 1: Bear 148, host Molly Segal investigates the life and death of a beloved grizzly bear in Alberta’s Bow Valley. Was Bear 148 in the wrong? Or were we? Either way, it was the bear that ended up dead.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.3 stars from 162 ratings
Timely and well-produced
The producers did a great job making a complex story engaging and enlightening. These are difficult issues, and they’re handled with grace and style.
Sunfish Moon Light via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/19
Fantastic
This was a fantastic podcast to listen to and very fascinating.
Desynk via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/09/19
Beautiful story telling/reporting
I live on the other edge of B.C. and living with wildlife is something I love. Every day I get to go to work in the bustling city of Vancouver to then be able to go home and bike up the north shore mountains having to be cautious even walking my dog in our yard for bears and cougars and all wild...Read full review »
Pie marsh. via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/19/19
Recent Episodes
It’s the final straw for Bear 148. In July 2017, after an encounter with a jogger on a park trail, Bear 148 is tracked, sedated and taken by helicopter to a place far, far away. Not long after, she wanders across the border into British Columbia, where she’s killed by a hunter. But how was...
Published 06/17/19
Grizzly bears are expected to navigate around all sorts of human obstacles: train tracks, roads, fences, even towns. When they don’t, they’re considered a nuisance — to some, at least. Actively trying to understand how grizzlies move from one place to another can help minimize conflict...
Published 06/17/19
People have been mauled and killed by grizzly bears in the Bow Valley. It’s something most of us don’t have to think about. But for wildlife managers in parks with bears, the worst-case-scenario is never far from mind. At what point does a bear that's used to people become dangerous? Do we...
Published 06/17/19
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