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2006-08-23 10:12:38

ROME (Reuters) - The mother of a brown bear shot in Germany last June to the horror of animal lovers has been fitted with a satellite tracking device by Italian authorities so that she can be monitored and kept away from humans. When a German hunter shot dead Bruno, a 100-kg (220 lb.) bear which had wondered from his home in the Italian alps and began worrying humans in Bavaria, Italians were outraged, saying the rare animal should have been protected. Now Bruno's mother, Jurka, has...

2006-06-26 05:05:00

BERLIN -- A rampaging wild bear, the first seen in Bavaria in more than 170 years, has been shot dead by a hunter, a spokesman for the local authority in the region of Oberbayern said on Monday. The young brown bear, known as "Bruno," drew widespread media coverage and was initially welcomed after it wandered across the border with Austria. But authorities gave hunters the green light to kill the 100-kilogram (220.5 lb) beast after it went on a rampage, slaughtering dozens of sheep and...