Mother and Baby Killed By Grizzly in Canada's Yukon Territory

Mother and Baby Killed By Grizzly in Canada's Yukon Territory

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Mother and Baby Killed By Grizzly in Canada's Yukon Territory

A mother and her infant child were fatally mauled by a Grizzly in a remote portion of Canada’s Yukon Territory earlier this week, the BBC reports.

The family was trapping about 250 miles north of the territorial capital of Whitehorse, according to the report, when Gjermund Roesholt returned home to find his wife, Valerie Theoret, 37, and their 10-month-old daughter Adele Roesholt.

It continues:

He was about 100 metres (330ft) from the cabin he shared with his wife and daughter when he was charged by a grizzly bear. The Yukon coroner’s office said in a news release that he shot and killed the bear before finding Ms Theoret and his daughter just outside their cabin.

A list of North American bear attacks through 2017 can be seen here:

 

Read the full BBC story here. Graphic courtesy of Sidney Sullivan/KTUU.

 

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