Arcturos

Bear killed near Florina

The Arcturos bear conservation society in northern Greece revealed Thursday that a young male bear was killed on Wednesday after being hit by a car on the national road between Amyntaio and Florina.

Arcturos said it is the 12th time a bear has been killed on this stretch of road since 2003.

Meet Usko, the bear on wheels

Usko arrived at Arcturos in July 2015. He was only 3 months old. He had been discovered by members of an environmental organization based in Skopje, in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), suffering from severe spinal injuries. He couldn't stand up and was clearly in a lot of pain.

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