In May V.I.A. reporter Melissa Shaw shared the story about Vancouver's most famous crow, Canuck, becoming a father with his girlfriend Cassiar (Vancouver's second most-famous crow).
Sadly, we've learned that all of the chicks that hatched from their eggs this season have passed away.
Canuck's best friend Shawn Bergman posted this updated below, to their Facebook Page. He won't be answering any questions, so we'll leave you with this.
CANUCK AND CASSIAR NEST WATCH 2018 UPDATE:
With nesting season, there is a lot that goes on. With the building of the nest, egg laying, nest sitting, hatching, feeding, protecting, and teaching; Crow parents definitely have their work cut out for them.
There are many ups and downs throughout this time of year, and I was there to experience it all. There will be future posts showing all of these experiences, but for now a statement needs to be made.
It is my sad duty to inform all of you that Canuck and Cassiar's babies did not survive this year. I will go into more detail in future posts however right now I'm going through quite the emotional roller coaster ride and can't bring myself to discuss the details at this time.
To be blunt, I'm devastated. The parents are doing okay but are visibly sad. I'm not a Crow expert, but I now know what it looks and sounds like when a Crow cries.
I will be taking a few days for myself to recuperate mentally, and to spend time with my friends Canuck and Cassiar as they deal with their loss.
Thank you everyone.