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Mother Bear and Cub Filmed Raiding Greek Cherry Orchard

A mother bear and her cub were caught red-handed as they climbed over an enclosure to raid a cherry orchard in the region of Kastoria

Court Orders Construction of Wind Farm in Northern Greece to Stop

Works on a wind farm which was under construction in Nymfaio village, northern Greece, will need to cease temporarily.  

Two Orphaned Bears Released Into the Wild in Northern Greece

One-year-old orphaned bears, called Bradley and Cooper, were released into the wild on Saturday after being trained by wildlife experts in how to make it on their own. The 16-month-old yearlings were tagged and released by the environmental group Arcturos,...

Greek Volunteers Rescue Trapped Wolf in Dramatic Operation

Volunteers from Greece's animal welfare organization ''ARCTUROS'' launched an operation recently to save a trapped female wolf from a house's iron fence in a village near Thessaloniki. The unfortunate, petrified animal had most likely been chased by dogs and became...

Usko, Greece's First Bear to Use Wheelchair, Dies from Kidney Failure

Usko, the first bear in Greece to use a wheelchair and the only bear in the world to use mechanical assistance to walk for more than four years, died recently at his home at the  ''Arcturos'' bear facility in...

Five Orphan Bear Cubs "Fostered" in Greece Released into the Wild

The brown bear protection organization "Arcturos" announced on Tuesday that five orphan bear cubs which had been cared for at its facilities have now been released back into the wild. The five cubs had lost their mothers at just a...

Greek Wildlife Sanctuary Adopts Adorable Bear Cubs (video)

The brown bear sanctuary "Arcturos" on Tuesday announced the adoption of two three-month-old orphaned bear cubs - named "Bradley" and "Cooper" - which were found by a farmer in Oinoi, Kozani near his sheep pen. The farmer unfortunately kept and...

Greek Center Shelters Orphaned Bear Cubs

Conservationists in northern Greece are taking care of three orphaned bear cubs -- two males and one female -- that were found in Bulgaria. Arcturos workers are nursing the animals back to health and will rehabilitate them to Bulgaria next...

Bear Cub Found Wandering Alone on Greek Motorway (video)

An orphaned bear cub found wandering alone in northern Greece has been taken in and cared for by the wildlife protection organization Arcturos. Rescuers named the cub 'Luigi' after the Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus because the bear likes...

Brown Bear Population in Greece 'Recovering'

Efforts to protect Greece's brown bears are starting to pay off, according to a study by the conservation group Arcturos this week. It claims the country's bear population has made a slight recovery and is both numerically and genetically more...