Viral video gets zoo owners into trouble
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