On the morning of May 24, Andreas the bear-symbol of Arktouros was found dead in his den. Andreas lived at the bear sanctuary operated by Arktouros, in Nymfaio, Florina. He was the first male bear to live in the sanctuary in 1993.
This year he turned 50 years old and was the oldest bear in the sanctuary and of every wildlife sanctuary in the world.
Andreas is a bear-legend, as there is no other bear in the world recorded to have lived fifty years.