Latvian Police search for escaped bear

Apr 23, 2012, 10:23 IST | IANS/RIA Novosti

Latvian Police were searching for a bear that ran away from a sanctuary in the country's northeastern Vidzeme region Sunday.

This is not the first time that female brown bear named Made flees her enclosure in the Ligatne Nature Trails. Last August, she dug her way under the fence of her enclosure and disappeared. The animal was found the day after, eating apples in a private garden.

Police blocked roads leading to the Ligatne Nature Trails and asked local residents to stay indoors. As the search effort yielded no results so far, police and experts hope the bear will probably manage to find his way back to his natural habitat on his own. 

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