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Bear Family Gobbles Fruit, Washes it Down with Ouzo on Greek Farm

A mother bear and her three cubs broke into a farm in Metsovo, northern Greece, and after they gobbled up all the fruit they could find they washed it down with the ouzo and tsipouro that was being stored...

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,...

Family of Bears Roams Deserted Streets of Greek City

A mother bear and at least two cubs were spotted roaming the streets of Kastoria, in northern Greece on Tuesday evening as the town continues nearly deserted after the coronavirus restrictions were imposed on the country. The region of Kastoria...

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...

Family of Bears Seek Refuge in Greek Village (video)

Greek forestry officials and animal welfare specialists removed a bear and her two newborn cubs from an abandoned house where they had found refuge near Florina, in the north of the country. Residents of the mountainous village of Drosopigi alerted...

Bears Wake from Winter Sleep in Northern Greece

Spring is in the air and the waking of bears as they come out of their hibernation is a sign of the change of seasons at the Arcturos wildlife sanctuary in Nymfaio, northern Greece. As the snow starts to thaw,...

Wild Bears Startle Greek City

  To clap eyes on one bear in Greece would be something to write home about, but motorists near the northern city of Kastoria were startled by a pair of young bear cubs on Thursday. According to eyewitnesses quoted by the...

Poison Possible Culprit in Death of Brown Bear Found Near Florina

A brown bear was discovered dead in the outskirts of Florina, in northern Greece on Tuesday. A veterinarian is examining how the brown bear, a protected species, died just a day after the authorities were alerted to a bear being spotted near...