Bear Cub Found Dead Near Florina, Greece

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A male bear cub weighing 40 kilograms (88 pounds) was found dead by passing drivers at the 29th kilometer of the Amynteo-Florina road in West Macedonia, northern Greece on Friday.

Florina’s Emergency Response Team, responsible for the management of wildlife incidents in residential areas, responded to the incident as soon as it was reported.

An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was a car accident, by an unknown passing vehicle.

The Florina Forestry Directorate and the Amynteo Municipality assumed all necessary actions including the registration of the incident and the bear’s burial.