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Bhutan : Bear Rescued From Villagers' Wrath


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Red
- 85 days ago - kuenselonline.com
The bear that troubled Laya residents since January 6 was tranqualised and relocated to a forest across Mochhu river last evening.About four-year-old, the male Himalayan black bear sneaked into several houses in Laya and snacked on their food stock



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Chaz Berlusconi (63)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 6:46 am
at least he was not shot.. but relocated...
 

Red Nakhimov (0)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 6:47 am
Unable to convince the people of the community, who were adamant the bear be killed, the gup and the team of foresters had to seek advice from higher authorities in Thimphu.The bear was to be released.Laya residents finally agreed, but wanted the bear to be taught a lesson for the ration it ate up and the damage it caused the residents.

Layaps wanted the bear tortured so it did not return to the village.The gup and foresters called up higher authorities a second time for advice.The bear was to be released without being tortured.It was only then that the foresters were able to tranqualise the bear.“We managed to release the bear without torturing and causing it any injuries,” wildlife rescue and rehabilitation ranger Tshencho Tshering said.He said foresters carried the bear that weighed about 120kg, down the hill, away from Laya and released it.
 

Connie O. (31)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 6:56 am
We have a bunch of drunken villagers not interested in learning how to cohabit with the animals in their area. Sad. I hope the bear stays away but it has learned where to find a readily available food source. Someone needs to educate these people about storing food safely and the village needs bear proof containers. Maybe there is an organization that could help out with supplying them some.
 
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