'Plum' The Bear Was Shot In BC & Locals Had A Memorial Service For Her
"She loved berries, plums, cherries, apples, pears and figs..."
Following the death of aby conservation officers, some North Vancouver residents who knew her were heartbroken.
According to a Facebook post by the North Shore Black Bear Society on Friday, September 4, locals in Deep Cove had organized a memorial service for her.
💔🐻Rest easy sweet girl Plum 🐻💔
North Shore Black Bear Society
The group named her Plum after they found her snoozing in a fruit tree with a "huge bloated tummy full of fruit."
Someone also started a petition following the bear's death to look into oversight from BC Conservation Officers.
They get thousands of calls a year for human-wildlife conflict and in August 2019, they got 2,474 calls and ended up destroying 67 bears province-wide — they're often only euthanized when there's a real danger to humans.