Bulgarian Foresters Save Trapped Brown Bear Cub

Environment | August 30, 2012, Thursday // 17:49|  views

A photo of the trapped brown bear cub rescued in the Rhodope Mountains by the Forestry Agency.

A young brown bear cub trapped by poachers has been by the Bulgarian forestry and environmental authorities, the Forestry Agency announced.

The cub got tangled in a poaching trap near the village of Grohotno, Devin Municipality, Smolyan District, in the Rhodope Mountains.

The 12-kg young brown bear had to be etherized in order to be removed from the trap; it was rescued in a joint operation of the Regional Forestry Directorate in Smolyan, the Regional Environmental Inspectorate in Smolyan, and the Hunters and Fishermen's Association in Devin

After that, the cub was released, and its reunification with his mother was monitored from a save distance, the Forestry Agency said.

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Tags: bear, bears, brown bear, brown bears, Rhodope Mountains, Devin, Smolyan, Forestry Agency, trap, poacher, poaching


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