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Spirit bear takes journey from Smithers to Kamloops

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Clover the Kermode bear is the first of his kind in captivity. The B.C. Wildlife Park is in the process of building him his own special enclosure, and he is already bonding with his handler, Artice Fleck (Josh Pagé/CBC).

There are probably only a few hundred Kermode bears, or spirit bears, in the world. Most live on the central and north coast of B.C. And then there's Clover. Clover's journey is quite the story, starting as an orphan cub coming into the care of the Norther Lights Wildlife Shelter in Smithers, followed by a re-release into the wild only to have life change once again....

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