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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...

Young Male Bear Takes a Stroll Around Kastoria Lake

A male bear cub was caught taking a stroll on the southern side of Kastoria Lake on Monday, a day after it wandered out in the same direction attracting the attention of numerous bystanders. People watching the bear through binoculars...

Used to Human Care, Patrick the Orphaned Bear Returns to Arktouros' Refuge After One Month in Nature

Familiarity with humans didn’t help a young orphaned bear rehabilitate in the wild which chose instead to return to its carers at the wildlife refuge Arktouros in Florina, in northwestern Macedonia, after spending a month in the forest. Patrick, as...

Patrick the Βear Released into the Wild After a Year in Human Care

An orphaned young bear which was rescued in the mountains of Florina in northwestern Macedonia on March 2015 was released back into the wild on Wednesday after a year in the care of an environmental center. Patrick, the bear, who...

Nature Wins over Nurture for Brown Bears Trading Zoo Life for Arktouros Shelter

Despite spending a lifetime in captivity in Thessaloniki's zoo, the brown bears Sasha and Alexandra have managed to adapt beautifully to a life closer to their natural wild state, at the Arktouros Shelter for brown bears in Nymphaio, Florina,...

Bear Population in Greece Has Increased, Study Finds

A study conducted by ARKTOUROS, a Greek wildlife conservation organization, between 2007 and 2010 found that the number of bears in Greece has increased. "At this moment, there are 360 registered bears, which indicates a population increase, compared to the last...

World's Oldest Bear Dies in Nymfaio

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...