Undercurrent: Bear 148

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Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • Episode 6: Bear scare

    17/06/2019 Duration: 13min

    For more than half a century people have been told to stay away from bears, that bears are inherently dangerous and to be avoided or killed. Can we overcome decades of bear scare to find a new way to think about and react to grizzlies? The post Episode 6: Bear scare appeared first on The Narwhal.

  • Episode 5: Why did the grizzly cross the road?

    17/06/2019 Duration: 15min

    Highways, camp sites, park trails, train tracks, power lines — these man-made features fragment grizzly habitat in all sorts of ways and yet we expect bears to navigate from A to B, in search of food and mates, without getting into trouble. If they don't, they become a "nuisance bear." The post Episode 5: Why did the grizzly cross the road? appeared first on The Narwhal.

  • Episode 4: Invisible borders

    17/06/2019 Duration: 17min

    The borders we create are invisible to grizzly bears. But crossing those invisible borders, and stepping into a new set of rules, turned out to have deadly consequences for Bear 148. The post Episode 4: Invisible borders appeared first on The Narwhal.

  • Episode 3: Human footprint

    17/06/2019 Duration: 14min

    Rumours and conspiracy theories swirl around the decision to move Bear 148 out of her home range, leading to her death just two months later. But those stories obscure a much simpler and more troubling reality of the role seemingly innocuous human activities — like sneaking into closed areas or walking with dogs off-leash — played in Bear 148’s story The post Episode 3: Human footprint appeared first on The Narwhal.

  • Episode 2: Outcry

    17/06/2019 Duration: 14min

    From her habit of snacking on goose eggs at a nearby lake, to cautiously navigating throngs of camera-wielding tourists, Bear 148 was well known and well loved in the Bow Valley. While she lived very close to people and learned to be comfortable among them, that feeling wasn't always reciprocated The post Episode 2: Outcry appeared first on The Narwhal.

  • Episode 1: A perfect neighbour

    17/06/2019 Duration: 16min

    Many people called Bear 148 the perfect neighbour because she wasn't afraid of people. So how did she end up being shot by a hunter far from her home? The post Episode 1: A perfect neighbour appeared first on The Narwhal.

  • Trailer: Bear 148

    04/06/2019 Duration: 01min

    Was Bear 148 in the wrong? Or were we? Either way, it was the bear that ended up dead The post Trailer: Bear 148 appeared first on The Narwhal.