The B.C. Conservation Service says officers were back on scene in Port Coquitlam sweeping a trail near Shaughnessy and Lincoln where a 10-year-old girl was mauled by a female bear yesterday.
Officers killed the sow when they found her and tranquilized her cub.
Inspector Murray Smith with the Service says they returned today to double check there were no other cubs in the area.
Smith says the baby bear is now in Critter Care.
“That bear has gone to our rehab facility in the lower mainland. It will be held there until next spring and then it will be released back into the wilderness.”
He says the mauling was just a case of wrong place wrong time.
“I think the bears were along a creek which makes a lot of noise, and the girl and the father were walking along the trail and then they had this encounter.”
The girl attacked by the sow is now in stable condition.