Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

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The Marsican bear is a critically endangered subspecies of the brown bear

A nationwide park in central Italy is investigating the loss of life of a uncommon brown bear throughout an operation to seize it.

Biologists on the park within the Apennine mountains had trapped the animal to suit him with a radio collar so they might observe his actions.

However the male Marsican bear started to battle to breathe as he was being sedated and died shortly afterwards, regardless of efforts to revive him.

Wildlife officers have described the lack of the animal as “very critical”.

“It is a subspecies in peril of extinction that now counts solely 50 people or little extra,” stated WWF Italia, because it known as for a evaluation of seize procedures.

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The bear was captured in a tube entice on Wednesday evening, as a part of an authorised operation on the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise nature reserve.

In response to Italian media, the younger bear was not the supposed object of the operation and park workers had been attempting to seize a special animal.

The opposite bear, Mario, had wandered right into a village at evening, and was deemed to pose a danger to its inhabitants.

“It’s the first time we’ve been confronted with an anaesthetic emergency throughout a seize,” Antonio Carrara, president of the nationwide park, informed media.

Though the protocol “reduces the dangers for the bear to a minimal, they can’t be dominated out utterly”, he stated.

He had “full confidence within the park’s workers” and hoped that the autopsy would “shed full mild on the reason for loss of life”, he added.

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