Italian Brown Bear on The Run for 9 Months Finally Captured

Italian Brown Bear on The Run for 9 Months Finally Captured

Italian Brown Bear on The Run for 9 Months Finally Captured
Photo: Daily Mail UK

Authorities captured the brown bear who was on the run for nine months.

They said the beard committed “several crimes” before its capture.

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Police finally caught Papillon, who is three, near the town of Trione in northern Italy.

The bear spent nine months on the run while committing crimes such as shaking a caravan while shepherds were inside.

He also damaged several beehives while searching for honey.

According to a report, Papillon crossed  a motorway, following a period of hibernation.

Italian Brown Bear on The Run for 9 Months Finally Captured
Photo: Daily Mail UK

In July 2019, Maurizio Fugatti, president of Trentino, issued an order to kill Papillion after escaping from the enclosure with fences charged with 7,000 volts.

The bear was brought back to Trentino and will be kept company with a female called DJ3.

Meanwhile, the brown bear’s imprisonment angered several animal rights groups.

An animal welfare group said Papillon “was never a threat to man and now will be given a life sentence.”

The group also noted the adaptability of the bear in a different environment.

However, Coldiretti, a farmers group, said capturing the bear brought a “sigh of relief” to mountain dwellers who felt vulnerable.

Papillon is part of the government’s program of reintroducing bears to the Italian Alps. Brown bears dwindled to just four.

The animals were introduced into northern Italy in 2000 as part of an EU-funded project called Life Ursus.

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