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In my latest attempt to write the most Canadian sentence of the year: An Alberta man took his grizzly bear on a trip in his truck for some ice cream this winter.
Berkley is a resident grizzly bear of the Alberta Zoo. On route with his keeper, they made an early morning stop at the local Dairy Queen so Berkley could enjoy a special treat. A video shows a man hand-feeding the massive bear through the drive-thru window.
“We’ve got Berkley in the drive-thru testing out some ice cream so she can pick out her birthday cake,” the man in the video commentates. “We’ve added some peanuts to this batch, and she seems to like it, so I think we’ve got a winner here.”
The video was posted by Discovery Wildlife Park, and they are starting to see some hit back. The Environment and Parks, and Fish and Wildlife branches of the government have decided to launch an investigation into what they call a “disturbing” incident.
A trainer at the Discovery Wildlife Park promises there were no safety concerns and the bear was well chained down. At the time, the bear made his visit the Dairy Queen location was not opened to the public.
At this time, I cannot confirm if there is, in fact, any law about bears using drive-thru windows.