The Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter is dealing with a record number of bear cubs this spring.
They currently have 20 cubs at the shelter, with the last four guests coming in overnight.
Angelika Langen is the manager of the Smithers based animal shelter.
She’s concerned that the shelter won’t be able to bear the cost of the special formula for the cubs.
They’ll be drinking that formula until the end of August, when they’ll transition to solid food.
She says meeting the bare necessities for the cubs is expensive, with a jug of powdered formula costing $360 US.
They expect to go through two to three jugs a week with the current number of cubs.
This is also on top of the other animals they care for at the shelter.
She says the most cubs they had before was six, and the it’s still early in the season.
Langen says she’s appealing for donations, and their contact information can be found at wildlifeshelter.com.