B.C. spirit bear survives after being struck by a car

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B.C. conservation officers are happy to report that a spirit bear appears to be alive and well after being struck by a car.

The Conservation Officer Service (COS) received a call yesterday reporting that a white Kermode bear—also known as a spirit bear—was hit by a car on a highway near Smithers, a town near the northwestern region of B.C.

After receiving a call about the spirit bear, conservation officer Flint Knibbs headed to the scene to track down the sow and her two black cubs.

Knibbs was able to take a video from the safety of his car of the three bears walking in a wooded area.

“A local CO responded and was able to asses the bear’s condition,” the COS wrote on their Facebook page. “As the video shows, the bear and her cubs were mobile and actively feeding with no visible injuries. A very positive outcome and a rare encounter!”