Vi­ral video gets zoo own­ers into trou­ble

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - WORLD -

A VI­RAL video show­ing a Ko­diak bear eat­ing ice cream at a Cana­dian drive-thru win­dow has led to a crim­i­nal charge for the own­ers of the zoo where the bear re­sides.

“We made a mis­take,” Doug Bos, one of the own­ers of Dis­cov­ery Wildlife Park in In­n­is­fail, Al­berta, said on Wed­nes­day.

“I’m em­bar­rassed about it. Ev­ery time we take an an­i­mal off the prop­erty, we’re sup­posed to no­tify Fish and Wildlife, send them an e-mail, and we for­got to do that.”

Un­der the terms of the zoo’s per­mit, the zoo must tell gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials if an an­i­mal will be leav­ing the zoo, Al­berta Fish and Wildlife said.

Bos and co-owner Debbie Row­land are each fac­ing one charge re­lated to the bear, named Berkley, tak­ing a trip to Dairy Queen ear­lier this year.

They’re fac­ing a sec­ond charge for al­legedly not in­form­ing of­fi­cials last year that Berkley, then a young or­phan, was be­ing taken to a home at night for bot­tle feed­ing. – NZ Stuff

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