Bear hunt launched for cub escaped from Ariège village

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The bear was found in south west France. Photo: Préfecture of Ariège

A bear cub was found wandering through Couflens, Ariège last week, and was put into protective care.

On Monday, the bear cub escaped, prompting a major search.

The bear weighs around 8kg, and is not dangerous to humans, but it is unlikely to survive for long if it is not found.

A team of 12, including three ONCFS wildlife experts, were searching for the animal on Monday.

If you have any information, please call the authorities immediately on 06 25 07 03 50 or 05 81 27 54 23.

Source: Midi Libre