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Thursday, April 27, 2006

France Releases Slovenian Bear in Pyrenees

only about 18 brown bears are thought to be left in the Pyrenees and there is a shortage of females. In an effort to boost the population France has imported a female from Slovenia and released it into the Pyrenees. It was the first of five bears due to be set free before June 15 in the mountains that divide France and Spain. Eventhough farmers are worried the bears will attack their animals ecology Minister Nelly Olin said their fears are unfounded and will be addresed properly when the time comes.

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