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8th June, 2018

Bear travels nearly 300km



A brown bear first spotted in Somoskőújfalu near the Slovak border on May 23 was on the outskirts of Tömörkény in southeast Hungary on Thursday, having covered almost 300 kilometres.

From Wednesday afternoon when it entered Csongrád county, until Thursday morning, the bear travelled 35 kilometres southward.

Park rangers and Csongrád county police are following the two or three-year-old male bear. Kiskunság National Park spokeswoman Mónika Kis told Index on Thursday that putting the creature to sleep with a special shot will only be necessary if it presents a danger to itself or to somebody else.


Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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