Parks Canada Issues Cougar Warning After Multiple Sightings in Town of Banff

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Parks Canada are reminding the public to be cougar aware in Banff National Park after the wild animals were spotted in the Town of Banff. Officials say cougars have been frequenting the townsite in search of food.

Cougar sightings are not out of the ordinary for the mountain town. Last January one was caught on camera taking a late night stroll by a local grocery store.

Visitors and residents are reminded to travel in groups, carry bear spray and never approach, entice or feed wildlife. Be especially cautious when traveling during dawn and dusk, when wildlife is most active

All sightings should be immediately reported to Banff Dispatch at 403-762-1470.

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