Bear cub spotted in French Pyrenees

1st September 2004, Comments 0 comments

OLORON-SAINTE-MARIE, France, Sept 1 (AFP) - A young bear cub has been spotted in south-western France, on the edge of the Pyrenean national park, for the first time since 2000, local authorities said Wednesday.

OLORON-SAINTE-MARIE, France, Sept 1 (AFP) - A young bear cub has been spotted in south-western France, on the edge of the Pyrenean national park, for the first time since 2000, local authorities said Wednesday.  

There are thought to be at least five adult bears in the region but no cubs are thought to have been born there for the past four years, according to the regional heritage institute.  

The cub and an adult bear were seen by a park warden and some shepherds on August 26 in a summer meadow in the region of Haut-Bearn.  

"If this report is confirmed it will be encouraging news for the people involved in implementing the charter for the sustainable development of the Bearn valleys and the protection of bears," the regional authorities said.

 

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