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Entangled right whale identified

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says it has identified the fourth entangled North Atlantic right whale in the Gulf of St. Lawrence off the coast of the Iles-de-la-Madeleine.

The whale has been identified as Number EG1226, an older male named “Snake Eyes” that was first seen in 1979.

Snake Eyes was last seen swimming freely in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on July 16.

Girl bitten by bear in unauthorized area

LANGLEY, B.C.—A manager with the Greater Vancouver Zoo says a two-year-old girl who was bitten by a bear somehow got past a locked gate to access an enclosure with three young black bears.

Menita Prasad, the zoo's animal care manager, says there is a combination of chain-link and wooden fencing around the enclosure and steel gates keeping the bears in and the public out.