A wildlife park has been fined after forgetting to inform police they have been taking their bear out for ice cream.
Discovery Wildlife Park in Alberta, Canada, drove Berkley the bear to a Dairy Queen to get ice cream and shared a video of him being fed by means of a window by the shop’s proprietor.
As said by The Canadian Press, the zoo’s allow requires them to alert authorities earlier than transferring animals out of the zoo.
The house owners of the park, Doug Bos and Debbie Rowland, have been charged below the Wildlife Act, and admitted they’d been “busy” and made a mistake in not telling the native authorities about Berkley’s journey.
In an assertion posted on social media, the park mentioned: “The conclusion of the investigation has resulted in us being charged below part 12(three) of the Wildlife Act.
“What we did not do below this part was to inform Fish & Wildlife forward of time that we have been taking Berkley off-site.
“We have been in operation for over 28 years and that is the primary time that now we have did not notify Fish & Wildlife earlier than taking an animal off-site. The Alberta Zoo Standards fall below the Wildlife Act and are very strict and controlled.
“We respect that Fish & Wildlife observe these excessive requirements to make sure the perfect care and well-being of the animals in our care.
“We pays our fantastic and have already instituted adjustments to our protocols and put them into apply to make sure that these notifications are performed each time with out fail.”
The zoo’s allow is known to have been revised to incorporate new necessities for the zoo to ask when transporting an animal and to maintain them in a cage, crate or kennel through the journey.
Members of the general public are additionally not allowed to have any contact with animals together with bears.