‘Problem’ bear could be moved to another area or shot

Bear at night

Officials in France and Spain are considering what to do about a bear which has taken to killing horses, sheep and goats and raiding bee-hives as it roams through the Pyrenees.

Released on the Spanish side of the mountains in 2016, ‘Goiat’ was brought to the region from Slovenia as part of an EU-backed project to consolidate the bear population in the mountains. The animal’s attacks have mainly been in the Val d’Aran which runs down on the Spanish side of the border.

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