Tinsel the bear cub

Tinsel got a good bed. PHOTO-COURTESY OF NORTHERN LIGHTS WILDLIFE SHELTER

Tinsel got a good bed.
PHOTO-COURTESY OF NORTHERN LIGHTS WILDLIFE SHELTER

Adapted from The Province
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Tinsel is a black bear cub.

In December, he was 10 months old.

He was starving to death. He weighed only 20 pounds.

Tinsel found a chicken coop in Midway, BC. He moved in.

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The chicken coop belongs to Miranda Charles.

One day she found Tinsel living with her chickens. Tinsel was too small and weak to be a threat.

Tinsel was eating chicken food. The chickens were letting him.

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Miranda’s father and her husband caught Tinsel.
PHOTO- COURTESY OF NORTHERN LIGHTS WILDLIFE SHELTER

Charles called the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter in Smithers. The shelter agreed to take care of Tinsel.

The Charles family captured Tinsel. Miranda’s father and her husband did the work.

They took Tinsel to Kamloops. A truck took him to Smithers.

Tinsel got a good meal. PHOTO-COURTESY OF NORTHERN LIGHTS WILDLIFE SHELTER

Tinsel got a good meal.
PHOTO-COURTESY OF NORTHERN LIGHTS WILDLIFE SHELTER

The shelter is caring for Tinsel.

He will be taken back to the Kootenays next summer.