fiction , bear , national parks
Felix isn't your typical national park employee. He's a bear with a drinking problem. Editor’s Note: This piece of magical realism by William Thompson is the third installment in the Parks and Profit series, which explores the complex relationship between profit and parks historically and in present-day. The story of Felix speaks to the critical tension between preservation and providing “a good show” for tourists in national parks that negatively affects bears, like Bear 148, and other wildlife.
Thompson, William. “Felix.” Network in Canadian History and Environment, Parks and Profit, June 10, 2021. https://niche-canada.org/2021/06/10/felix-the-national-park-bear/