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19.04.2018

ARCTUROS will take care of Luigi, an orphan bear cub


An orphan bear cub, just a few months old, was rescued thanks to a driver who found it wandering on a highway and transferred it to a safe area and notified ARCTUROS. The incident took place on Wednesday, April 4th, near Klidi, Amyntaio. Despite ARCTUROS’ Emergency Response Team (ERT) efforts to trace his mother, she was not found which means she might have been killed.
The cub was moved to ARCTUROS’ facilities where it was immediately fed with milk through a baby bottle, as it was slightly undernourished. From the first moments he was really keen on playing and handling a football, which earned him the name Luigi, from the famous Italian goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon.
Even though Luigi lost his mother, he will have a second chance to live in the wild. ARCTUROS will try to train and teach him some of the survival secrets his mum would have and if everything will go according to the plan, he will be rehabilitated next year. He’s already showing some good signs, as he’s not very fond of human contact.
The Rehabilitation Program is implemented in ARCTUROS’ International Environmental Center which is still under construction with funding from Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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