The brown bear will be released back into the wild | WWF

The brown bear will be released back into the wild



Posted on 03 April 2020
The bear's paws healed properly and now able to live independently in the wild.
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In November 2019, a brown bear with frozen paws was found in Onon-Balj National Park, where he was unable to find food on its own. A two-year-old bear was reported to have entered the home of a local herder family and was rescued by PA administration officials. Immediately after the bear was brought in, biologists and soum veterinarians examined the bear and found that its four paws were frozen, cracked, and bleeding. Veterinarians concluded the bear is not able to winter on its own due to the injury and PA administration staff prepared warm place and have been feeding him ever since. Residents of the buffer zone were provided with up-to-date news about the bear, food donations were issued, and daily observations of the bear's diet, behavior, and health were made.
The bear's paws healed properly and now able to live independently in the wild. Therefore, soon he will be returned to the wild. Specialists from the Onon-Balj National Park Administration took the initiative to care and feed the bear, with financial support from the WWF-Mongolia, Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism  and the local community.
Furthermore, in 2019, a total of 32 brown bears were observed in the Onon-Balj National Park and buffer zone, and 4 bears that entered the residential area were caught and fed by PA administration staff using special nets and returned to the wild in a remote area.
The bear's paws healed properly and now able to live independently in the wild.
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