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Dommaine de nos Ancêtres

Journal Haute Côte-Nord


1895 route 172 Sud
Sacré-Cœur (Québec) CANADA
G0T 1Y0

Téléphone : (418) 236-4551
Télécopieur : (418) 236-1404

  The refuge

On June 23 2006, the owners of the Domaine de nos Ancêtres inaugurated a refuge, Dany Moore and Francine Bouchard, for the rehabilitation of orphan bear cubs. It’s the first refuge of its kind in the province of Québec! Since 2013, the dream continues with the new owners: Stephanie, Yanick and Jimmy.


This rehabilitation centre will mainly be used to allow the orphan cubs to adapt easily to their natural habitat. This refuge will help them to better survive in nature. They will be welcomed from 3 to 4 months in the nursery. From 6 months, they will be transferred in a pen representing their natural environment and allowing them to learn to fend for themselves for food. Then comes the time for hibernation. Towards 1 year of age and a half will be released by wildlife officers in a place known only to them.

  In the next few years, the refuge owners hope to establish an interpretation centre that will allow visitors to observe, through cameras, the cubs in their enclosure. The refuge already has its first two residents, and every year since.


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