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Italy: 189 kg wild bear captured during bear-hunt at Verzegnis01:40

Italy: 189 kg wild bear captured during bear-hunt at Verzegnis

Italy, Verzegnis
May 31, 2016 at 14:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

A wild bear weighing in at 189 kg (200 lbs) was captured on the slopes of Mount Lovinzola in the northeast Italian town of Verzegnis, Tuesday, as part of a collective effort from authorities and students from the University of Udine, who have been hunting the animal for medical testing after it allegedly attacked local livestock.

The animal, known as 'M4' was shot with a tranquiliser and then locked up in a metal cage, where experts took blood and hair samples and equipped the bear with a satellite collar, to monitor and understand the animals habits and to prevent further attacks against livestock.

The bear reportedly went missing last year in Val Sugana. The bear is the sixth consecutive bear which has been captured for medical testing at the university.

Credit: Universita’ di Udine

Italy: 189 kg wild bear captured during bear-hunt at Verzegnis01:40
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A wild bear weighing in at 189 kg (200 lbs) was captured on the slopes of Mount Lovinzola in the northeast Italian town of Verzegnis, Tuesday, as part of a collective effort from authorities and students from the University of Udine, who have been hunting the animal for medical testing after it allegedly attacked local livestock.

The animal, known as 'M4' was shot with a tranquiliser and then locked up in a metal cage, where experts took blood and hair samples and equipped the bear with a satellite collar, to monitor and understand the animals habits and to prevent further attacks against livestock.

The bear reportedly went missing last year in Val Sugana. The bear is the sixth consecutive bear which has been captured for medical testing at the university.

Credit: Universita’ di Udine

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