A wildlife research conducted in eastern Turkey has revealed a one of a kind breed of grizzly bears that live as nomads.

According to an Anadolu Agency report, the research, led by Associate Professor Cagan Sekercioglu under the score of Researching and Protecting the Wildlife in Eastern Anatolia Project, achieved the new finding about these travelling ‘nomad’ grizzly bears after satellite transmitters put on some of the bears for research tracking purposes showed interesting travelling patterns.

The findings revealed that some of the bears, which lived in the forests in Sarikamis district of eastern Kars province, had travelled 250 kilometres to north-eastern Artvin province’s Savsat district before winter arrived. The bears later travelled back in winter to go into hibernation.

Scientists from various European universities have also participated in the research, which was conducted with the permission of the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, since 2009.  The research’s findings about the grizzly bears were published in a scientific article in the UK’s Journal of Zoology.


Source:  Daily Sabah

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