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Bear bound for Sweden on the loose

Published tisdag 10 april 2012 kl 14.12
The wildlife park in Dalarna, western Sweden, has many animals but is particularly famous for its bears. Photo: Ulf Palm / Scanpix

Two bears from Alaska are expected to arrive in Orsa Wildlife Park in Dalarna this summer, but the move could be delayed, since one of the bears has escaped from the Alaskan wildlife centre where they were being kept.

“From what I understand they have scanned the area using snow scooters, airplanes and helicopter,” Torbjörn Wallin with Orsa wildlife park told news agency TT. “The poor weather conditions have caused problems.”

The 136-kilogram female bear Shaguyik escaped when an electric fence was temporarily turned off for maintenance.

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