CALGARY -- Fresh from feasting on a black bear, a massive grizzly has now dined on an elk, closing a popular trail in Kootenay National Park.
Grizzly 122's latest meal has shut down the Marble Canyon Trail in the north end of the national park.
Last week, the 600-lb. bruin became known for consuming one of his cousins, a black bear, in Banff National Park's Sundance Canyon.
He's only doing what comes naturally but his presence is a hazard for humans, Parks Canada spokesman Omar McDadi said.
"We don't have any concerns about his behaviour, it's just that this was right beside a really popular day-use area close to the parking lot and trail," he said.
The bear had ventured 50 km from Sundance Canyon to feed on the elk, which might have been killed by other predators, park officials said.
Later on Thursday, the bear moved off towards the Stanley Glacier, McDadi said.
“We still have the closure into effect as a precaution,” he said.