Orphaned bear cub suffocates at wildlife recovery center

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A bear cub that was rescued after being found on Vancouver Island's west coast in late Spring 2018 -- has died from accidental asphyxiation.

Staff at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre say the cub, named Malcolm, likely got his head tangled in a rope used to suspend buoys that bears play with while in the recovery area.

The cub made headlines when it was discovered on May 31 by a group of whale watchers who found it nestled up to its dead mother in the area of Ross Pass near Tofino.

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