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Good news for the Genzana bears!

10 May 2024 | press releases

The cubs captured with their mother in the video published last November, climbing a fig tree, are in great shape after surviving the winter.

In this video, taken by the staff of the Monte Genzana Reserve during monitoring sessions from a considerable distance with the “digiscoping” technique, the family unit is still together, seen feeding on grass, which in this post-hibernation recovery season is one of the main foods in the bear’s diet.

Thanks to the hair samples collected in autumn and the subsequent genetic analysis, we have confirmed that the female F.172, sampled for the first time in 2020 and predominantly frequents the territories of our Nature Reserve and the Maiella National Park, and that the two cubs (M.225 and M.226) are both males.