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Polar Bears / Canada #213363

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 18, 1971
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(Studio) Polar bear population on rise in Canada, despite decrs. elsewhere.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Churchill, Manitoba) Bears gather in herds. Most stay out of towns, but others forage for food there. [SPKR. - describes problem.] [CHILD - tells of scaring bear away.] [2nd SPKR. - says possible to work out co-existence without problem.] Mounties lecture on subject. Bears tranquillized last week for study. Humanitarian organization head, Brian Davies, suggests flying bears to unpop. point of Hudson Bay rather than kill them. Govt. agrees if Davies comes up with bear fare. [DAVIES - says they're not being killed for anything they've done; deserve chance to live.] 1st air lift shown.
REPORTER: Ike Pappas

(Studio) 4 more bears picked for air lift.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Pappas, Ike

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