Friday, April 23, 2010

Hungry as a bear – Stephen J. Krasemann


This is the story when the writer visited Ni’iinlii Njik (Fishing Branch) Ecological Reserve in northwestern Yukon. There, we can see extraordinary landscapes and wild animals.

The writer succeeded in taking many pictures of grizzly (large brown bear that lives in North America) during his stay. Grizzlies fish three to four times a day during day-light hours and eat three to five salmons at every session, if they can catch them. Thirty to fifty grizzlies make an annual trek in winter in order to satisfy their appetites. Other wild animals i.e. bald eagles, wolves and ravens also catch fish, but usually scavenge grizzly leftover. Those are parts of facts in the story that surprised me.

I enjoyed reading this story as well as watching pictures. It is a good resource to know the reality in Northern Canada, where we can not go easily.

Stephen J. Krasemann. “Hungry as a bear.” Canadian Geographic. December 2008. Print

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