Four black bears were recently killed by Alaska wildlife officials in a campground set aside for homeless residents of Anchorage after the main shelter in the city was shuttered.
A sow and her two pups, as well as another adult bear that was acting alone and stealing food from tents inside Centennial Park, which is owned by the city, were killed on Tuesday by employees of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, according to officials.
With roughly 300,000 population, Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city, yet it is also bear country.Between Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Chugach State Park, which state wildlife authorities characterise as a large grizzly habitat, is where the park is situated in east Anchorage.
Up to 350 American black bears and up to 65 brown bears may be found within the municipality of Anchorage, according to the Department of Fish and Game.
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