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The cubs were found on April 1 by a motorist who stopped to use the facility at the Vermilion Lakes turnout just west of the Banff townsite, according to Parks Canada.
“I have no idea how they came to be there,” said Sheila Luey, acting superintendent for the Banff field unit.
“We searched the area extensively for the first 36 hours after they were found and couldn’t find any sign of the mother, nor could we find any sign of bear activity in the area.”
CBC reports, the cubs, who are about three months old, are now in the care of Parks Canada.
They are being hand fed, since they would still have been reliant on their mother’s milk, Luey said.
“They stick very close to their mother when they’re that young,” she said, explaining that releasing them into the wild is not possible.
Park staff are looking at several options, including relocating the cubs to a rehabilitation facility or a certified zoo.
Anyone with information about the bears is asked to call Parks Canada at 403-762-1470.