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Bear cubs need help

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Orphaned bear cubs
Photo by Peter Langen for The Province

Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul

In Smithers, B.C., 30 hungry bear cubs*
play and live at an animal shelter.
The cubs are orphaned.
This means each cub has lost its mother.
Most mothers were killed
by accident – by cars and trucks.
*cubs – a young bear, fox, lion

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