Zoologists in 17 years back into the forests of European Russia more than 180 teddy bears

Employment specialists rehabilitation of brown bear cubs orphaned IFAW IFAW released after 17 years of work center 184 bear in the woods of European Russia, told RIA Novosti director of Russian representation of Mary Vorontsov.

According to project manager IFAW Brown Bear and running the rehabilitation of orphaned cubs Sergei Pazhetnova, newborn bears come to the center, where a bear for some reason left the den. In addition, the "clients" are the center has grown cubs at the age of four or five months, which were lost.

"We, IFAW, began to support the project in 1995, when part of the scientific method to adapt the cubs left without a mother, had already been developed by Dr. Biological Sciences, honored ecologist Russia Valentin Sergeyevich Pazhetnovym. During the whole period of about $ 1 million was spent on the program, and forests of central Russia were produced 184 cubs. basis of the program became a rehabilitation center for orphaned bear cubs in the Tver region, "- said the director of the Russian branch IFAW Maria Vorontsov.

Bears, on the way out!

As explained Pazhetnov, small, newly born cubs, often brought to the center or ohotinspektora themselves hunters. Season revenues newborn is in January, when the winter was hunting for bears.

"Hunter during the winter hunting raises the beast from its lair. Course, to determine in advance, the male or the female lay down there, you can not. When a female in fear comes out of the den, her cubs remain frozen. Sometimes hunters brought bears in our center," — Pazhetnov said.

He also said that in 2011, hunting was banned in the den, but the orphaned bear cubs continue to bring to the center. "Bear can scare when hunting other animals, are occasionally found lairs. Without work we eventually did not go," — said the project manager.

According to him, the center's specialists newborn cubs grow from infancy through eight to ten months of the fall release. Bears that have come to the center at the age of four or five months to return to the forest in two weeks.

"Basically, with six months of age bear quite independent. Cubs this need, in fact, short overexposure, and they receive it in our aviary. Here we give them food once a day, they get the rest yourself. Continue as is evident when You can return the cubs to the wild, "- said Pazhetnov.

The scientist added that the release of bears in areas where they were found.

"The risk attached to a man is only at the bears, which we received in infancy. These bears have not seen my mother, and our task, that they do not identify with the mother of the people. So we cut to the minimum contacts with them and provoke their affection for each other. One bears are not "- said Pazhetnov.

According to him, the Bears, who lost her mother after leaving the den, the man perceived as unfriendly foreign object. "The main thing is not to destroy the rehabilitation of their fear," — said the official.

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