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R.I.P. 'Mitsos': The Oldest Bear in Greece Dies of Old Age

The oldest bear in Greece has died in the wildlife refuge of the Greek environmental organization Arcturos in northern Greece. The organization announced that 'Mitsos', died of natural causes at the age of 29. Bears in the wild rarely live...

Harrowing Photo of a Young Bear Killed in Road Accident Near Kastoria

A young brown bear was killed when she was hit by a vehicle on the road between Kolokynthos and Mesopotamia near Kastoria, in north-western Greece. According to the environmental organization Arcturos, the accident may have happened during Wednesday night. The animal...

Two Bears Take a Midnight Stroll at Kastoria City Center

Two young wild bears took a stroll at Kastoria center after midnight on Monday, alarming the residents of the northern Greek city. Nikos Panagiotopoulos, member of brown bear protection group Arcturos and Environmental Protection Society of Kastoria, told AMNA news...

Endangered Orphan Brown Bear Cub Saved and Doing Well

An orphan brown bear cub, named Zoe, has shown bravery and won the battle for her life. Little Zoe, which was found last April wandering alone near the village of Avghi in northwestern Greece, will soon be transferred to a large fenced forest area.  The...

Two Brown Bears Shot Dead Near Greek-Albanian Borders

  On Tuesday, animal rights activists found a female brown bear and her cub shot, in a wooded area in Kastoria near the Greek-Albanian border. Arcturos the northern Greece-based bear conservation group, was informed by police after the discovery of the...

Unlucky Bear Of War Misha Dies In Hibernation

Misha the bear, who had been transferred from Belgrade’s Zoo to Arcturos Bear Sanctuary in Nymfaio, Florina, during the war in Yugoslavia in 1999, passed away in hibernation, it was reported. Volunteers noticed that all the bears had woken up...