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Nothing To See Here Except 25 Orphaned Bear Cubs Eating Apples

08/24/2016 03:37 EDT | Updated 04/07/2017 04:24 EDT

There’s more to this video than a bunch of fruit-snacking baby bears in northern British Columbia.

The Northern Lights Wildlife Society released the short clip of their furry residents on Tuesday to thank donors who have given money or food to build a new bear enclosure.

“Here’s what we do with your support,” reads the caption for a video showing 25 bear cubs blissfully chomping on donated apples.


The young animals in the video are mostly twins or triplets. All of them are orphans. Usually, they have lost their mothers in vehicle collisions — which is where Northern Lights steps in to help.

The wildlife society based in Smithers, B.C. takes care of the bears until they're ready to be released into the wild. It says it has helped rehabilitate over 370 bears over the last 26 years.

According to the organization, only 2.4 per cent of their former charges have contact with humans after their release.

These cubs will be released back into the wild in June to sync with the timing they would naturally leave their mothers in the wild.

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