Runaway bear cub returns to the wild in French Pyrenees

phys.org | 6/17/2019 | Staff
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A runaway bear cub that tunneled its way out of an enclosure in southern France but was eventually recaptured after a chase through the countryside has been returned to the wild, local authorities said at the weekend.

The bear, named Douillous, was first spotted on June 10 wandering alone, malnourished, near the village of Couflens in the French Pyrenees.

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He was captured and placed in the care of a person licensed to keep wild animals while making a recovery.

But he escaped a few days later by digging a hole under his enclosure, despite the wire fence being fixed to the ground with cement.

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The flighty eight-month-old bear...
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