Thursday, 26. March 2015
21. 02. 13. - 13:00
The brown bear M13 was shot on Tuesday in the Suisse canton Graubünden. The Suisse Authorities classified the bear as a risk for the population. All bear brothers from Italy (M12, M13 and M14) are now dead.
The bear had been equipped with a satellite tracker. In autumn and after his hibernation M13 tried to find food in settlements and kept following people during the day. Although deterrent measures were taken, he lost his shyness completely.
M13 had gained public attention last year when he was prowling through Tyrol. The bear indirectly led the police to a corpse of a 40-year-old man from South Tyrol. The wife of the victim and her lover are suspected of murdering the man. Their hearing started in Ravensburg on Tuesday.
In spring last year, M13 plundered beehives in Vorarlberg. He survived a collision with a locomotive in Unterengadin (Switzerland) in May 2012.
His brothers M12 and M14 were killed in car accidents in South Tyrol last year. The three bears had started their walks in Trentino (Italy).
WWF Austria is disappointed about the death of M13. "He was definitely killed too early. It would have been better if the deterrent measures had been intensified and continued", said WWF bear expert Christian Pichler.
"M13 had to die because bears in Puschlavtal (Switzerland) are not accepted. This is largely due to a lack of information of the residents", Mr Pichler said.
Semmering Offers 50% Discount To Selected Heroes
The Magic Mountain Semmering will hold two Weeks of Heroes from 1st to 14th March as Panhans Holding Group says thank you to safety and well-being volunteers and professionals.
Skier Survived Almost Two Hours Buried Alive
A skier had a miracle escape after being buried under two metres of snow for nearly two hours during an avalanche in Austria, it was revealed last night.
Puppies Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase In Back Of Van
A litter of puppies destined for a dog farm was rescued after being found stuffed inside suitcases in the back of a van.
Kangaroo That Hopped It Spotted In Garden
Austrian police investigating reports of an escaped kangaroo have been given concrete proof after a local woman managed to photograph the animal in her back garden.
First Images Of Eurovision Stage
These are the first images of the design for the Eurovision Song Contest stage unveiled in the Austrian capital Vienna which is the home of last year's winner Conchita Wurst.
Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station
A Russian mobster wanted for a string of brutal murders was arrested in the gentile Austrian capital Vienna when commandos swooped as he went to buy a train ticket.
Teen Girls Arrested After Offering Themselves To IS Fighters
Austrian officials who recently cracked down on terrorism by arresting several people believed to be recruiting and fundraising for ISIS have revealed two more teenage girls tried to leave the country to marry terrorist fighters.
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Conchita Wurst Graces This Years Life Ball Poster|
|OAP Left Bus-t By Conmen Stages Protest|
|These Pics Are Pants - Denim Art Wins Praise From Critics|
|Piranhas In Feeding Frenzy On Amazon River|
|Motorist Flees After Turning Biker Into Human Fireball|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.