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The Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education aim is to strive towards improving the quality of life for all animals through education, training and by influencing policy at the highest level.
Monday, 18 January 2016
Highly endangered Marsican brown bear released into the wild
brown bear released into the wild
Last month Morena, a highly endangered
Marsican brown bear was released into the wild after months of rehabilitation.
Found as an orphan cub in May 2015, Morena required treatment for infected wounds,
dental fistulas and eye infections, and behavioural rehabilitation to ensure
that she could cope with a return to the wild. There are estimated to be only
50 Marsican brown bears left in the world, and this subspecies is only found in
Central Southern Italy.
Heather Bacon of the JMICAWE who advised on
veterinary treatment of the cub said “We are delighted with the progress that
Morena made – her rehabilitation is an excellent example of cooperation between
individuals around the world. Marsiscan brown bears are a highly endangered
subspecies and so it was essential that Morena was physically and behaviourally
able to cope with the stress of reintroduction, and contribute to the breeding
success of this population.”