Two bear cubs born in Pyrenees

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Two bear cubs were born in France's Pyrenees region this winter, the national wildlife office announced Monday, after hikers spotted and photographed the animals.

The group hiking in the Couserans area of the Pyrenees on July 28 saw at least three animals playing in the snow for over an hour.

Wildlife officials will now wait for the results of tests done on droppings and hair samples taken from the area to determine the sex of the cubs and to identity their mother.

At the end of 2010, the bear population in the Courson stood at 19.

Four cubs were born in the region in early 2010.

© 2011 AFP

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